Official 2021 PF Member Awards Ceremony

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It's been another incredible year spent on PF, although another weird one! I think 2022 is going to be really special!

Congrats to all who were nominated as it's a true honor. It should be remembered each voting list could easily have been many times as long. We have an amazing core of members here at PF. You are all appreciated!

A member may have won more than one category but can be awarded for just one. The next in line will be awarded. This can happen multiple times per poll. There were many tight races!

Thanks to all who participated in the voting and commentary!

Now for a special congratulations to the popular vote winners! Winners will receive a special badge which will last the year.

Hall of Legends Award
@Dale

The Physics Award
@vanhees71

The Homework Helper Award
@PeroK
@kuruman

The Mathematics Award
@Office_Shredder

The Astro/Cosmo Award
@Orodruin

The Engineering Award
@Baluncore

Other Science Award
@Ygggdrasil

Academic Guidance Award
@Vanadium 50

Newcomer Award
@Nullstein

Best Insight Award
10 Math Things We All Learnt Wrong At School
@fresh_42

The Community Spirit Award
@phinds

Best Humor Award
@davenn

Click here for the full poll records

Now everyone else, start shinning to be nominated for next year! :smile:
 
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Congrats to the winners and also all of the nominees! What a talented group we have here at PF. :smile:
 
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The Astro/Cosmo Award
@Orodruin
I am humbled and grateful to anyone that voted for anyone in any category I was nominated. Every single category was full of talent!

I believe this is the first time I have picked up the Astro/Cosmo trophy which makes it extra special. Especially as I feel it may have not been my most active year for several reasons. This really caps off 2021 as a great personal year despite the global situation. (Although the PF award will have to give way to becoming a father as the best thing in the year ... no medals for that one though 😉)

Big congratulations to all other winners!
 
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Congratulations to all nominations and winners. Another great year for Physics Forums.
 
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Well deserved awards. Congratulations to all the winners.
 
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I think most of the credit for all this goes to Greg and the moderators for maintaining such an outstanding forum where I get to tell crappy jokes and the rest of you get to actually teach folks science. :smile:

Great job all. Very impressive list.
 
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where I get to tell crappy jokes and the rest of you get to actually teach folks science
I’m a dad now, so watch out in the years to come 😁
 
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Congrats to all!
 
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Thank you very much for the Physics Award. I feel very honored. Thank you also to all Mentors and particularly Greg for all their effort to make Physics Forums great!
 
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Many thanks everyone. If only I weren't so humble I would tell everyone what it feels like to be a legend in my own time :smile:

I do have to say that I very much enjoy this community. We have many people with many different backgrounds all contributing to science education of their own good will. I am glad to be a small part of it.
 
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The Homework Helper Award
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It is indeed an honor to receive this award and I thank everyone for their kindness and community spirit. As I mentioned to Greg when he informed me of this nomination, I do what I can and mostly I appreciate that PF is there to provide a refuge and a much needed shot of sanity in this crazy, upside down world we live in.
 
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Many thanks everyone. If only I weren't so humble I would tell everyone what it feels like to be a legend in my own time :smile:

I do have to say that I very much enjoy this community. We have many people with many different backgrounds all contributing to science education of their own good will. I am glad to be a small part of it.
I've learned a lot from you @Dale. Thank You
 
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If only I weren't so humble I would tell everyone what it feels like to be a legend in my own time :smile:
The hall of legends is no place for humbleness, do tell! 😉
 
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I’m a dad now, so watch out in the years to come 😁
See, I’m already going strong on the 2022 humor award in this very thread 😛
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Edit: January 16 and still going strong. This is my year 😛
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Congratulations to all winners! :smile:

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Thanks to everyone who voted for me, and to the rest of you there is plenty of room on my enemies list 😁
 
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Unfortunately, winning the Astro/cosmo award means I cannot legitimiately post this this year ...



Edit: So illegitimate that YouTube won't allow it to be embedded ... 😁
 
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Congratulations to all the winners!

Now everyone else, start shinning to be nominated for next year! :smile:

I do however question the wisdom in getting close enough to kick people in the shins in the time of COVID.
 
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I do however question the wisdom in getting close enough to kick people in the shins in the time of COVID.
A case of Shin On You Crazy Diamond!
 
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I do however question the wisdom in getting close enough to kick people in the shins in the time of COVID.
That depends ...
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Thanks all for the votes. Usually the other sciences section of the forum is a nice quiet corner of PF where us non-physicists can hang out to discuss our favorite topics in science. Understandably, this section has gotten quite a lot more activity these pasts two years, so thanks to all of the regulars (and especially the mentors!) in the Biology and Medicine section for helping to maintain the high quality of discussion in that forum and keep everyone informed of the latest science.
 
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Attention @Greg Bernhardt :
Homework Helper is still open for voting.

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Hmm... and others where I did not cast a vote. Is this by design?
 
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Attention @Greg Bernhardt :
Homework Helper is still open for voting.

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Hmm... and others where I did not cast a vote. Is this by design?
I imagine that trying to cast a vote would result in a 'closed' message.
 
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Unfortunately, winning the Astro/cosmo award means I cannot legitimiately post this this year ...



Edit: So illegitimate that YouTube won't allow it to be embedded ... 😁

I can't even watch it "in my country". What the heck...
 
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I can't even watch it "in my country". What the heck...
You can with a free VPN, e.g. from hola.org.
 
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Attention @Greg Bernhardt :
Homework Helper is still open for voting.

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Hmm... and others where I did not cast a vote. Is this by design?

I imagine that trying to cast a vote would result in a 'closed' message.
Nop.
As a test, I belately voted for @phinds in Astro/Cosmo and it now shows that I voted for him! It also shows the result details, which does not show where I didn't vote.

Strange.
 
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@Tom.G, I don't know, maybe Greg didn't close the polls via xenforo, and just tallied the results as they were at the preannounced time of end of voting.
 
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I'm not paranoid, but this all sounds like a vast conspiracy to me. I think I need to go to the attic and find my bear spray, body paint, and ceremonial goat head. I'm just not sure where the electoral college meets...

Regardless of fake mail-in ballots, I wish to thank all involved. I have learned something from nearly everyone nominated and personally appreciate the reaffirmation that you can teach an old dog new tricks, albeit slowly. Also the gentle and patient good humor is a tonic and an oasis.

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As a test, I belately voted for @phinds in Astro/Cosmo and it now shows that I voted for him!
Stop the count!
 
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Attention @Greg Bernhardt :
Homework Helper is still open for voting.

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Hmm... and others where I did not cast a vote. Is this by design?
Probably Greg forgot to set the number of days after which the poll should be closed automatically. I checked in the category that I didn't vote, and found that the poll doesn't say something like "Closes on xxx".
 
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Ha yeah I moved the poll forum to private and didn’t close them after I moved them back to public.
 
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OK I'll put away the bear spray. Thanks for a good year.
 

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