Robert S. Landauer, Sr., Lecture Series


The Landauer Memorial Lectureship was instituted in Chicago in 1971 under the auspices of Northwestern University in honor of Dr. Robert S. Landauer, a prominent radiological physicist and teacher for many years in the Chicago area. His students, friends, and family initially funded this award. In 1973 the Landauer Lectureship was established and sponsored by R.S. Landauer, Jr., and Company, now known as Landauer, Incorporated. The Landauer Lectures were presented at midwest and western regional meetings of Health Physics Society chapters until 1999, at which time the Health Physics Society agreed to incorporate the Robert S. Landauer, Sr., Memorial Lecture into the annual meeting plenary session. The Awards Committee was assigned the responsibility of selecting the Landauer Lecturer.  

The purpose is to honor prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of radiation research and protection. 

The recipient of the Landauer Lecture award will be joining a group of distinguished individuals who have been so honored in the past. A large plaque is displayed at the corporate headquarters of Landauer, Inc., commemorating all of the recipients of this award.

List of Recipients