APS grants the prize to scientists with an outstanding role in fluid dynamics. The list of winners shows renowned names, but until now, not many of them come from outside the USA. The jury about the reasons for granting the prize to Lohse: "For profound and wide-ranging contributions to our understanding of fluid turbulence, multiphase flow, and granular flows; for outstanding contributions to the teaching and training of future fluid dynamicists; and for long-standing service to the international fluid dynamics community."
APS is, with 53,000 members, one of the largest organisations for physicists in the world. APS wants to unlock and share knowledge of physics. Apart from the Prizes and Awards, APS also appoints Fellows – a great honour as well. Detlef Lohse was appointed APS Fellow in 2002.
Lohse will receive the APS Fluid Dynamics Prize in November in Denver, during the annual conference on fluid dynamics. The Prize consists of $10,000, a certificate and a key note contribution to the conference.