Karl Taylor Compton & John Torrence Tate Medal Committee

This committee recommends a candidate for the Compton and Tate Medals to the AIP Board of Directors and advises AIP management. The Compton Medal recognizes distinguished physicists for outstanding statesmanship in science. Intended primarily for U.S. physicists, the award is given biennially (in even-numbered years), or when it appears appropriate. The Tate Medal recognizes non-U.S. citizens for international leadership in physics, with an emphasis on leadership, statesmanship and service to the physics community, as opposed to research achievement. It is awarded biennially (in odd-numbered years), or when a suitable candidate has been identified. The committee nominally consists of 6 volunteer members, including the Chair and Vice Chair. Three-year terms expire on December 31.