The 2020 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics will be awarded to Leon Chua, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. Professor Chua’s work spans Many fields, and over his long career his papers have been cited around 80,000 times. But it is for his breakthrough research on memristors and mimristive systems that he will be will be presented with this award at the Magnus-Haus in Berlin, Germany on 18 September 2020.
As an internationally renowned electronic engineer and computer scientist, Professor Chua has worked on a wide spectrum of topics including cellular neural and nonlinear networks, nanoelectronics, nonlinear circuits and systems, nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory. In 1971 he postulated a passive electrical component called a “memristor”, which a team at Hewlett Packard later confirmed experimentally in 2008. Throughout his career Chua has been the recipient of numerous awards and honorary doctorates. He has been selected for this year’s Julius Springer Award for Applied Physics because of his lifetime contribution to his field.
The Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics recognizes researchers who have made an outstanding and innovative contribution to the field of applied physics. It has been awarded annually since 1998 by the editors-in-chief of the Springer journals Applied Physics A – Materials Science & Processing and Applied Physics B – Lasers and Optics.