Call for Nominations: RAS Medals and Awards 2022

June 10, 2021, from Natasha Jeffrey

Nominations are invited for RAS Medals and Prizes to be awarded in January 2022. The deadline for nominations is 31 July 2021. A separate call will go out later for the Education and Outreach Awards. These have a deadline of Friday 24 September 2021.

Anyone may submit a nomination for an award, it is not necessary to be a Fellow of the RAS. All nominations are made in strict confidence; nominees should not be informed of submissions in order to avoid unnecessary disappointment. This does not apply to the Education and Outreach Awards. Please, click on each Award, Medal or Prize for further information.

Medals and prizes:

Gold Medal (A) and Gold Medal (G) are the Society’s highest honours for sustained contribution and success in the field of Astronomy or Geophysics respectively.

Chapman Medal (G) for investigations of outstanding merit in the science of the Sun, space and planetary environments or solar-terrestrial physics.

Eddington Medal (A) for investigations of outstanding merit in theoretical astrophysics.

Herschel Medal (A) for investigations of outstanding merit in observational astrophysics.

Jackson-Gwilt Medal for outstanding invention, improvement, or development of astronomical or geophysical instrumentation or techniques.

Price Medal (G) for investigations of outstanding merit into formation and composition of the Earth and/or planets (e.g. seismology, tectonics, geodesy, geomagnetism, solar system dynamics, meteoritics).

Fowler Award (A) and Fowler Award (G) ; for individuals who have made a particularly noteworthy contribution to these sciences at an early stage of their research career.

Winton Award (A) and Winton Award (G); for individuals in a UK institution whose career has shown the most promising development.

Group Award (A) and Group Award (G): for outstanding achievement by large consortia.

Service Award (A) and Service Award (G) for individuals, who, through outstanding or exceptional work, has promoted, facilitated or encouraged the sciences of astronomy or geophysics and developed their role nationally or internationally.

Named lectures:

George Darwin Lecture (A), given annually by an engaging speaker on a suitable topic in astronomy (including astrochemistry, astrobiology, astroparticle physics, etc.).

Harold Jeffreys Lecture (G), given annually by an engaging speaker on a suitable topic in geophysics, and is generally reserved for topics concerning the interior structure, formation and composition of the Earth and/or planets (e.g. seismology, tectonics, geodesy, geomagnetism, solar system dynamics, meteoritics).

James Dungey Lecture (G), given annually by an engaging speaker on a suitable topic in geophysics, including solar physics, solar-terrestrial physics or planetary sciences (the lecture normally covers topics concerning the science of the Sun, solar environment, planetary environments or solar- terrestrial science)

Gerald Whitrow Lecture (A), given every two years by an engaging speaker on any topic in cosmology, including its philosophy. The speaker may be based in the UK or overseas.

Honours:

Honorary Fellowship (A) and Honorary Fellowship (G), awarded to any foreign national based overseas, eminent in the fields of astronomy or geophysics, for distinguished leadership or services to astronomy or geophysics.

Please email awards@ras.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Best wishes

Nush Cole

Awards Officer

https://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/awards


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