To submit a nomination packet, have each of these items ready to upload before you begin (you cannot return to the form at a later time) and use this on-line form to submit the following: (documents can be uploaded as .pdf, .docx, or .doc)


  • A brief (one page or less) nominating letter containing a description of the work for which the award is proposed.
  • A statement describing the significance and impact of the work.
  • A short proposed citation for the award plaque.
  • The names of two individuals who will provide supporting letters (It is the responsibility of the nominator to request the supporting letters and have them sent to Connie Vanni under separate cover at


All nominating information due Friday, March 24, 2017.
Awardee(s) will be announced Monday, April 3, 2017.


Complete packages will be provided to the selection committee, which consists of representatives from the APS Scientific Advisory Committee and the APS Users Organization.

The Arthur H. Compton award was established in 1995 by the APS Users Organization (APSUO) to recognize an important scientific or technical accomplishment at the Advanced Photon Source. The award consists of a plaque, a talk at the Users Meeting, and $2500. You can view the past winners and learn more about Compton at


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