Victor Weisskopf Distinguished University Professor of Physics Gordon Kane has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize. This prize is awarded annually by the American Physical Society to recognize a most outstanding contribution to physics. Specifically, Professor Kane is being honored for important contributions to the phenomenology of elementary particle physics, especially supersymmetry, and for his accomplished record as a popularizer of science.

The prize will be presented at the APS April 2012 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, March 31 – April 3, 2012, during a special Ceremonial session. Professor Kane will present an invited talk at this meeting, the topic of which will be announced at a later date.