The American Physical Society (APS) has announced Eugene Chudnovsky is the 2024 recipient of their biennial Andrei Sakharov Prize. The award recognizes scientists who, like Sakharov, work to uphold human rights and, in their efforts, display outstanding leadership and achievements. Dr. Chudnovsky earned the prize “for decades of leadership of prominent campaigns on behalf of oppressed scientists, including chairmanship of the APS and New York Academy of Sciences human rights committees”. He will receive the award at an APS meeting in early March of next year.
Dr. Chudnovsky is a Co-Chair of the Committee of Concerned Scientists, and he has pledged his $10,000 prize to the Committee. CCS is very grateful for his generous donation and his continuous hard work on behalf of the organization.
Dr. Chudnovsky is a Distinguished Professor of Physics at Lehman College in New York and a member of the doctoral faculty at the CUNY Graduate School. To learn more about his background and achievements, please follow this link: https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/prizerecipient.cfm?last_nm=Chudnovsky&first_nm=Eugene&year=2024
For more information about the Andrei Sakharov Prize, please use this link: https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/sakharov.cfm