Larkin Award

The Anatoly Larkin Award in Theoretical Physics

Call for Inaugural Award Nominations


The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI) at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the inaugural Larkin Award in Theoretical Physics 2022. Anatoly Larkin (1932-2005) is a former faculty member of the Institute. This award is a tribute to his contributions to the field of theoretical physics and its community.

This honor recognizes extraordinary contributions to theoretical physics. There are two awards granted annually: one to a senior researcher and one to a junior researcher (under 40 years old at the time of nomination). The Awardee will be invited to deliver a colloquium for the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota. The awardee will be reimbursed for travel to the University and receive an honorarium in the amount of $2,500 (the Award itself does not come with a monetary value).

Nomination packages must consist of:

  • Letter from nominator
  • CV of nominee
  • Three letters of reference

Nominations may be submitted online through the Larkin Award Nomination Form or by email to


Please Note

Self-nominations will not be considered
Nominations of women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged

Nominations will be accepted until August 31, 2022

FTPI website:
Larkin Award webpage:

Nomination form:

Larkin Award Poster