2020 ESPD Senior Prize awarded to Eric PriestMay 1, 2020, from Natasha Jeffrey
The European Solar Physics Division (ESPD) of the European Physical Society is honored to announce that Eric Priest (University of St Andrews, UK) has been awarded the ESPD Senior Prize 2020.
The prize is awarded for: ” long-standing leadership via mentoring, supervising and field-defining textbooks and for fundamental contributions in key topics of solar magnetohydrodynamics, particularly magnetic reconnection in the solar atmosphere and solar coronal heating.”
The ESPD board wishes to thank the members of the senior prize selection board for their time and expertise: Luis Bellot Rubio, Manolis Georgoulis, Louise Harra, Åke Nordlund and Lidia Van Driel-Gesztelyi.
Eduard Kontar (ESPD President) and Étienne Pariat (ESPD Prize Committee Chairperson)