The first presentation of the American Physical Society's recently‐created Oliver E. Buckley Solid State Physics Prize was made on January 23rd at the joint meeting of the APS and the American Association of Physics Teachers in Cambridge, Massachusetts. William Shockley, research physicist at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, received the $1000 award for his contributions to semiconductor research. The prize was established last summer under the endowment of a $50,000 trust fund provided by Bell Labs in honor of the Laboratories' former president, who recently retired after having served for thirty‐eight years in scientific and administrative posts with the Bell System. The prize is administered entirely by a committee of the Physical Society.

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