Paul Ginsparg Named Winner of the 2020 AIP Karl Compton Medal

By: American Institute of Physics,
Thu, 12/19/2019

Newswise — WASHINGTON, December 19, 2019 -- The American Institute of Physics is pleased to announce Paul Ginsparg, a professor at Cornell University and founder of arXiv, as the winner of AIP’s 2020 Karl Taylor Compton Medal for Leadership in Physics.

Named after prominent physicist Karl Taylor Compton, the medal is presented by AIP every four years to highly distinguished physicists like Ginsparg who have made outstanding contributions through exceptional statesmanship in physics.

In naming Ginsparg, the selection committee cited him “for his paradigm-changing contributions to physics information sharing by inventing, developing and managing the arXiv system for electronic distribution of pre-publication (or preprint) papers. This system provides equitable world-wide access to the forefront of physics research activity, both pre- and post-publication in refereed journal, and has since been emulated by a number of other scientific fields.”

Follow this link to the AIP Website to read the full story.

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