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Nominations Sought for Inaugural Laboratory Astrophysics Prize

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 14:56

The AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) Prize Committee seeks nominations for the inaugural Laboratory Astrophysics Prize. If you want to honor a mentor or colleague, the LAD officers encourage you to follow the nomination guidelines given below by the deadline of 29 August 2014 for full consideration this year.

The Laboratory Astrophysics Prize is presented, normally on an annual basis, to an individual who has made significant contributions to laboratory astrophysics over an extended period of time. The prize will include a cash award, a citation, and an invited lecture by the recipient at a meeting of the Laboratory Astrophysics Division.

Any nominees not selected for the award will be automatically considered by the next two consecutive Prize Committees. The award recipient for 2015 will be announced in Fall 2014, and the presentation will be made at a future LAD meeting.

The nomination must include a one-page narrative description of the significant aspects of the nominee's career, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and any other material the nominators think will be helpful. Nominators must also request two additional supporting letters from knowledgeable colleagues. All nomination material should be sent by the deadline directly to the LAD Secretary (ladsec@aas.org).

Daniel Wolf Savin
Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory