Honors & Awards

Frances Hellman
    Professor of Physics
        Named member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2013
        "Election to the Academy honors individual accomplishment and calls upon
         members to serve the public good
"

Hitoshi Murayama
    Professor of Physics
        Named member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2013
        "Election to the Academy honors individual accomplishment and calls upon
         members to serve the public good
"

Joel Moore
    Professor of Physics
        Simons Foundation Investigator, 2013-2018
        "to provide a stable base of support for outstanding
        scientists in their most productive years, enabling them to
        undertake long-term study of fundamental questions."

Gabriel Orebi-Gann
    Assistant Professor of Physics
        One of 7 to receive the Department of Energy Early Career Award
        "for her work in the Lab’s Nuclear Sciences Division as an experimental particle
        physicist, with an interest in weakly interacting particles.
"

Bernard Sadoulet
    Professor of Physics
        Awarded 2013 Panofsky Prize along with Blas Cabrera in Experimental
        Particle Physics
        "for pioneering leading roles in the development and use of phonon detection
        techniques enabling direct searches for weakly interacting massive particles."

Carlos Bustamante
    Professor of Biophysics
        Awarded Sackler International Prize in Biophysics
        "for his seminal contributions to single molecule                
        biophysics."

Eliot Quataert
    Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics
        Awarded Simons Investigator prize
        "to provide a stable base of support for outstanding
        scientists in their most productive years, enabling them to
        undertake long-term study of fundamental questions."

Robert Birgeneau
    Professor of Physics
        2012 Clifford G. Shull Prize of the Neutron Scattering
        Society of American (NSSA)
        "for his seminal scientific contributions, tireless leadership,
        and devoted mentoring in the field of neutron scattering."

Carlos Bustamante
    Professor of Physics
        The Vilcek Prize for Biomedical Science
        in recognition of his groundbreaking research into the
        inner workings of the cell and movement of individual
        molecules within cells"

Reinhard Genzel
    Professor of Physics
           The Crafoord Prize in Astronomy, 2012
        “for their observations of the stars orbiting the galactic
        centre, indicating the presence of a supermassive black hole".

Saul Perlmutter
    Professor of Physics
           2011 Nobel Prize in Physics
        "for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the
        Universe through observations of distant supernovae"

Thomas I. Banks (2009)
    UC Berkeley Physics Grad Student
            Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics
           "For measurement of the rate of muon capture in hydrogen gas and determination
            of the proton's pseudoscalar coupling."

Robert Birgeneau
    Professor of Physics
            Carnegie Leadership Award
           The award is given for commitment to academic excellence and
           visionary leadership in establishing new standards for U.S. higher education.

Reinhard Genzel
    Professor of Physics
           The Shaw Prize, 2008
           "in recognition of his outstanding contribution in demonstrating that the
           Milky Way contains a supermassive black hole at its centre."
  

Jan Liphardt
    Assistant Professor of Physics
            Sloan Research Fellowship, 2006
 
            Awarded in support of Jan's outstanding work in biophysics.

Steven Louie
    Professor of Physics  
            Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

            The AAAS states that Professor Louie is being honored "for fundamental
            contributions to the theory of solids and nanostructures, including pioneering
            development of first-principles study of excited-state properties and prediction
            of new materials."


           Elected as an Academician of Academia Sinica, Republic of China (Taiwan)

           The Convocation of the Academicians of Academia Sinica meets every
            two years to elect up to 30 new academicians among its 3 divisions --
            Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Division of Life
            Sciences, and Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. click here

Joe Orenstein
    Professor of Physics
       2008 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids Recipient

       Citation: "For pioneering contributions to the understanding of optical phenomena
       in complex materials including conducting polymers, semiconductors, and high
       temperature superconductors." For details of award, click here

Paul Richards
    Professor Emeritus of Physics
       2009 Past Astrophysics-History of the Universe Dan David Prize

       Three prizes of US$ 1 million each are annually awarded for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world. Each year fields are chosen within the three Time Dimensions - Past, Present and Future. For details of award, click here.

Feng Wang
    Assistant Professor of Physics
            Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 2008

             These awards are intended to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in specified fields of science. Currently a total of 118 fellowships are
             awarded annually in seven fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience,                  and physics 

             Overseas Chinese Physics Association Outstanding Young Researcher
            Award, 2008

             "The OYRA Award is given annually to a physicist of Chinese ethnicity
            working in North America, Europe, or other regions outside Asia to
            encourage and to recognize the young researcher's contributions in physics."


    

http://physics.berkeley.edu/index.php?option=com_dept_management&act=people&Itemid=299&task=view&id=14