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Comstock Prize in Physics

The Comstock Prize in Physics is awarded by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences "for recent innovative discovery or investigation in electricity, magnetism, or radiant energy, broadly interpreted."

Honorees must be residents of North America. Named after Cyrus B. Comstock, it has been awarded about every five years since 1913.
List of Comstock Prize winners

2009: Charles L. Bennett
2004: John N. Bahcall
1999: John Clarke
1993: E. L. Hahn and Charles P. Slichter
1988: Paul C. W. Chu and Maw-Kuen Wu
1983: Theodor W. Hänsch and Peter P. Sorokin
1978: Raymond Davis, Jr.
1973: Robert H. Dicke
1968: Leon N Cooper and J. Robert Schrieffer
1963: C. S. Wu
1958: Charles H. Townes
1953: William Shockley
1948: Merle A.Tuve
1943: Donald W. Kerst
1938: Ernest O. Lawrence
1933: Percy W. Bridgman
1928: Clinton J. Davisson
1923: William Duane
1918: Samuel J. Barnett
1913: Robert A. Millikan

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