Awards & Honors

2018
Stan Whitcomb - received the APS Richard A. Isaacson Award in Gravitational-Wave Science 
Daniel Sigg - elected as a Fellow Member of The Optical Society (OSA)
Maksym Radziwill -  honored with 2019 New Horizons Prize
Mansi Kasliwal - awarded a 2018 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering
Rana Adhikari - selection to the APS Fellowship,  honored with 2019 New Horizons Prize
Hirosi Ooguri- selected to receive the Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics
LIGO observatories - designated historic sites by the American Physical Society.
Dennis Coyne - Recipient of the Berkeley Prize
Jim Fuller - Recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowship
Evan Kirby - Appointed as Cottrell Scholar
Eric Rains - Appointed as AMS Fellow
David Simmons-Duffin - Recipient of the Sloan Research FellowshipHermann Weyl Prize
Barry Simon - Recipient of Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics
Yanbei Chen - selected as  Simons Investigator

2017
Barry Barish - Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics; Recipient of the National Academy of Sciences - Henry Draper Medal; Awarded the Princess of Asturias Award; Recipient of the Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize; Awarded the Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award
Charles Beichman - Recipient of the Canadian Astronomical Society - Petrie Prize
Xie Chen - Recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowship
Judith Cohen - Appointed as a member of the National Academy of Sciences
Manuel Endres - Recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowship
Eric Gustafson - Appointed as an APS Fellow in the Division of Gravitational Physics
Evan Kirby - Recipient of the ASCIT Teaching Award
Shri Kulkarni - Named George Ellery Hale Professor of Astronomy; Recipient of the Dan David Prize in the category Future - Astronomy
Harvey Newman- Named Marvin L. Goldberger Professor of Physics
Hirosi Ooguri - Elected to the Japan Writers' Association
Frank Porter - Appointed as an APS Fellow in the Division of Particles and Fields
Gil Refael- Named Taylor Lawrence chair of physics
David Reitze - Recipient of the National Academy of Sciences - Scientific Discovery Award
Anneila Sargent - Appointed as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh - Scotland's National Academy of Science and Letters
Nick Scoville - Recipient of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific - Catherine Wolfe Bruce Medal
Maria Spiropulu - Named Ch'en Professor of Physics
Kip Thorne - Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics; Awarded the Princess of Asturias Award; Recipient of the Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize; Awarded the Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award
Rochus "Robbie" Vogt - Recipient of the University of Chicago Alumni Medal
Stan Whitcomb - Recipient of the National Academy of Sciences - Henry Draper Medal
2016
Barry Barish - Recipient of the 2016 Enrico Fermi Prize of the Italian Physical Society for his "fundamental role in the first direct detection of gravitational waves and the discovery of binary black hole mergers"
Jamie Bock - Recipient of the 2016 American Astronomical Society Joseph Weber Award
Ronald Drever - Recipient of the 2016 Shaw Prize in Astronomy for conceiving and designing LIGO; Honored for his role in the foundation of LIGO, recipient of the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics recognizing the LIGO scientists and engineers who contributed to the detection of gravitational waves.
Fiona Harrison - Recipient of the 2016 Massey Award from the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
Philip Hopkins - Recipient of the 2016 American Astronomical Society Helen B. Warner Prize 
Shri Kulkarni - Appointed as a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Science
Hirosi Ooguri - Elected as President of the Aspen Center for Physics; Elected as a fellow of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences; Recipient of the 2016 Chunichi Cultural Prize
Barry Simon - Awarded the 2016 Leroy Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement by the American Mathematical Society
Maria Spiropulu - Selected to serve on the U.S. Department of Energy and the NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel
Kip Thorne - Recipient of the 2016 Shaw Prize in Astronomy for conceiving and designing LIGO; Honored for his role in the foundation of LIGO, recipient of the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics recognizing the LIGO scientists and engineers who contributed to the detection of gravitational waves.
Rochus E. Vogt - Honored for his "important contributions" that lead to the success of LIGO, recipient of the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics recognizing the LIGO scientists and engineers who contributed to the detection of gravitational waves.
2015
Sean Carroll - Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Richard Ellis - 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics – member of the Supernova Cosmology Project Team; Awarded a Carnegie Centennial Professorship at the University of Edinburgh; Invited to give one of the Darwin Lectures at Cambridge
Gregg Hallinan - Recipient of a 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship
Fiona Harrison - Awarded the 2015 Rossi Prize by the American Astronomical Society (AAS); Awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Astronomical Society
David Hitlin - Awarded the 2016 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics from the American Physical Society
David Hsieh - Awarded a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering; Recipient of 2014-2015 Associated Students of the California Institute of Technology (ASCIT) Teaching Award
Nets Katz - Recipient of the 2015 Clay Research Award with his collaborator, Larry Guth
Alexei Kitaev - Awarded the ICTP (Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics) 2015 Dirac Medal and Prize; Named a 2015 Simons Investigator in Physics  
Shri Kulkarni - Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Nick Scoville - Awarded the 2015 Karl G. Jansky Lectureship
Barry Simon - Awarded the International János Bolyai Prize of Mathematics for 2015
Maria Spiropulu - Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, Division of Particle & Fields
Kip Thorne - Recipient of a 2015 Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award
Xinwen Zhu - Recipient of a 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship
2014
Jamie Bock - Recipient of the 2014 SPIE George W. Goddard Award; Awarded NASA Distinguished Service Medal
Sean Carroll - Awarded the 2014 Andrew Geman Award from the American Institute of Physics
Clifford Cheung - 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Physics
George Djorgovski - Invited to give the Walker L. Cisler Memorial Lecture at Lawrence Technological University; Elected to the rank of AAAS Fellow
Steve Frautschi - Awarded the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2013-2014
Fiona Harrison - Elected Member of American Academy of Arts & Sciences; Member, National Academy of Sciences; Invited to give the 2014 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Lecture at Harvard University
Philip Hopkins - 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Physics
David Hsieh - 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Physics
Jeff Kimble - MPQ Distinguished Scholar at the Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik
Shri Kulkarni - Awarded Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship
Vlad Markovic - Elected, Fellow of the Royal Society
Chris Martin - Awarded NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal
Hirosi Ooguri - Awarded the 30th Kodansha Prize for Science Books
Tom Phillips - Awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by the l'Observatoire de Paris
John Preskill - Member, National Academy of Sciences
Tony Readhead - Invited to give the 2014 Hewish Lecture at Cambridge University
Michael Roukes - Invited to give the Niels Bohr Lecture at the University of Copenhagen
John Schwarz - 2014 recipient of the Physics Frontiers Prize of the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation; Co-recipient of the 2014 Fundamental Physics Prize; Invited to give the Della Pietra Lectures at the Simons Center for Geometry & Physics at Stony Brook University
Barry Simon - Invited to give the 2015 Raymond & Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture at the Niels Bohr International Academy
Ed Stone - Leonardo Da Vinci Sapere Vedere Award for 2014 by the Engineers' Council; American Astronautical Society's Lifetime Achievement Award
Jonas Zmuidzinas - Invited to be the E. W. Guptill Lecturer for 2013-14 at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2013
Sean Carroll - 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books
Clifford Cheung - DOE Early Career Research Award
Fiona Harrison - Named the Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Physics & Astronomy; NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal
Alexei Kitaev - Named the Ronald & Maxine Linde Professor of Theoretical Physics & Mathematics
Nikolai Makarov - Named the Richard Merkin Distinguished Professor of Mathematics
Matilde Marcolli - Distinguished Visiting Research Chair at the Perimeter Institute
Vladimir Markovic - John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics
Ryan Patterson - Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Anthony Readhead - Named the Robinson Professor of Astronomy
Michael Roukes - Awarded the Palmes Académiques Medal (Order of the Academic Palms); Awarded rank of Chevalier (Knight) in the Ordre de Palmes Académiques
Anneila Sargent - Named the Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy
Barry Simon - Doctor Honoris Causa, Ludwing-Maximilians-Universität Munchen
Ed Stone - Awarded the 2013 O'Ceallaigh Medal; awarded 2013 Howard Hughes Memorial Award by the Aero Club of Southern California
2012
Tom Apostol - Named Member of the Inaugural Class of Fellows of the AMS
Michael Aschbacher - Co-Recipient of the 2012 Wolf Prize in Mathematics; 2012 Leroy P. Steel Prize for Mathematical Exposition, American Mathematics Society; Named Member of the Inaugural Class of Fellows of the AMS
David Hsieh - 2012 William L. McMillan Award
Anton Kapustin - Named the Earle C. Anthony Professor of Theoretical Physics & Mathematics
Alexander Kechris - Named Member of the Inaugural Class of Fellows of the AMS
Jeff Kimble - Herbert Walther Award
Alexei Kitaev - One of the 9 recipients of the Fundamental Physics Prize
Shri Kulkarni - Awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Indian Academy of Science
Wilhelmus Luxemburg - Named Member of the Inaugural Class of Fellows of the AMS
Vlad Markovic - 2012 Clay Research Award, co-recipient
Yi Ni - Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Hirosi Ooguri - Simons Investigator; named Member of the Inaugural Class of Fellows of the AMS
Christian Ott - Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Dinakar Ramakrishnan - Named Member of the Inaugural Class of Fellows of the AMS
Barry Simon - Co-recipient of the 2012 Henri Poincare Prize; named Member of the Inaugural Class of Fellows of the AMS
Kip Thorne - 2012 AAPT John David Jackson Excellence in Graduate Physics Education Award
2011
Michael Aschbacher - Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics
Judy Cohen - 2011 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Distinguished Lecturer
Richard Ellis - Gold Medal of the Royal Society
Hirosi Ooguri - Chosen to deliver a special lecture at the Annual Assembly of RIKEN Laboratory, Japan
Ryan Patterson - Professor of the Month by the Academic & Research Committee
David Politzer - Elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
John Preskill - Named the 2011 Aisenstadt Chair at the Center de Recherches Mathe'matiques in Montreal
Ed Stone - 2011 Goddard Astronautics Award, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
2010
Tom Apostol - 2010 Lester Ford Award
Sean Carroll - Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
Richard Ellis - 2010 Oort Professor at University of Leiden
Fiona Harrison - Honorary degree of "Doctor Technices Honoris Causa" Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Ken Libbrecht - 2010 Lennart Nilsson Award
Gerry Neugebauer - 2010 C. W. Bruce Gold Medal
Chuck Steidel - 2010 Cosmology Prize of the Peter & Patricia Gruber Foundation
Kip Thorne - 2010 Scott Lecturer at Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University; UNESCO Niels Bohr Gold Medal
2009
Brad Filippone - Named a fellow of the American Physical Society
Anton Kapustin - Invited to address the International Congress of Mathematicians
Ken Libbrecht - 2009 Emile Chamot Award, State Microscopical Society of Illinois
Matilde Marcolli - Invited to address the International Congress of Mathematicians    
Harvey Newman - 2009 Internet2 IDEA Award for the EVO Application, shared with his team
Hirosi Ooguri - Nishina Memorial Prize
John Preskill - 2009 Welsh Lecturer, University of Toronto
Eric Rains - Invited to address the International Congress of Mathematicians
Tony Readhead - 2009 Jansky Lecturer
Gil Refael - Awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship
Maria Spiropulu - Elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Kip Thorne - 2009 Einstein Medal; Lorentz Professor at University of Leiden
Mark Wise - Distinguished Research Chair at Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
2008
George Djorgovski - 1st prize Boeing-Griffith Science Writing Contest
Fiona Harrison - Selected by US News as one of America's top 24 Leaders for 2008
Alexei Kitaev - Named a MacArthur Fellow
Harvey Newman - CENIC 2008 Innovations in Networking Award in Experimental/ Developmental Applications for the Ultralight Project, co-recipient; Elected fellow of the American Physical Society
Hirosi Ooguri - Inaugural Leonard Eisenbud Prize for Mathematics and Physics, the American Mathematical Society; Takagi Lecturer, the Mathematical Society of Japan; Humboldt Research Award
Gil Refael - Named a Cottrell Scholar
Maarten Schmidt - One of the first recipients of the Kavli Prize
2007
Felix Boehm - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Ron Drever - 2007 Einstein Prize of the American Physical Society
Jim Eisenstein - 2007 Oliver E. Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter, the American Physical Society
Richard Ellis - Inaugural John Bahcall Distinguished Professor at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore; 2007 Cosmology Prize of the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, member of team
Peter Goldreich - Shaw Prize in Astronomy
Jeff Kimble - Doctor Scientiarum Honoris Causa, University of Copenhagen
Shri Kulkarni - Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University
Harvey Newman - Doctor Honaris Causa, University Politehnica of Bucharest; Doctor Honaris Causa, Pavol Jozef Safarik University, Kosice, Slovakia
Tom Prince – Elected fellow of the American Physical Society
Dinakar Ramakrishnan - Named the 1st Taussky-Todd-Lonergan Professor of Mathematics
Anneila Sargent - Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, University of Edinburgh
John Schwarz - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Barry Simon - Wolfgang Wasow Memorial Lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ed Stone - Philip J. Klass Award for Lifetime Achievement, Aviation Week
Nai-Chang Yeh - Elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
2006
Barry Barish - Laurea ad Honorem in Physics by the Universite de Bologna
Peter Goldreich - Grande Medaille from the Academie des Sciences of the Institut de France
Sunil Golwala - DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award
Jeff Kimble - 2nd Hermann Antan Haus Lecture at MIT; Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis
John Preskill - Morris Loeb Lecturer in Physics at Harvard University
Anneila Sargent - Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Barry Simon - Fellowship from Wales Swansea; Milton Brockett Porter Lecturer at Rice University (2006-2007); van Winter Memorial Lecture in Mathematical Physics at University of Kentucky (2006-2007)
Ahmed Zewail - "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science by the World Council
2005
Rana Adhikari - LIGO Thesis Prize
Barry Barish - Heilborn Distinguished Lecturer at Northwestern University; Member of the American Academy of Arts & Science
Jim Eisenstein - Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Shri Kulkarni - Marker Lecturer at Pennsylvania State University; Biermann Lectureship
Chris Martin - Second NASA Public Service Medal
John Preskill - Rouse Ball Lecture; 2005 Lawrence C. Biedenharn Lecturer at the University of Texas, Austin
Anneila Sargent - 2005 Oort Professor in Leiden
Barry Simon - Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Kip Thorne - Named as one of 5 honorees for the 2005 Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service
Ahmed Zewail - Grand Gold Medal from Komensky University in Slovakia; Honorary Degree from Tohoku University in Japan