The Andrei Sakharov Prize is a prize that is to be awarded every second year by the American Physical Society since 2006. The recipients are chosen for "outstanding leadership and/or achievements of scientists in upholding human rights". The prize is named after Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989), Soviet nuclear physicist, dissident and human rights activist; since 2007 it has been valued at $10,000.[1] The first Sakharov Prize was awarded to physicist and former Soviet gulag prisoner Yuri Orlov.[2]



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  1. ^ a b "Andrei Sakharov Prize". American Physical Society. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  2. ^ "First Andrei Sakharov Prize for human rights goes to Cornell physicist and former Soviet gulag prisoner Yuri Orlov | Cornell Chronicle". Retrieved 2023-10-07.
  3. ^ "Seven days: 20–26 September 2013". Nature. 501 (7468): 466–467. 2013-09-01. doi:10.1038/501466a. ISSN 0028-0836.