Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize
The Tinsley Prize recognizes an outstanding research contribution to astronomy or astrophysics, of an exceptionally creative or innovative character. The prize is normally awarded every two years. No restrictions are placed on a candidate's citizenship or country of residency. Nominations are open and are due on 30 June.
2024 - Dennis Zaritsky
2021 – Bill Paxton
2020 – Krzysztof Stanek (shared w/Christopher Kochanek)
2020 – Christopher Kochanek (shared w/Krzysztof Stanek)
2018 – Julianne Dalcanton
2016 – Andrew Gould
2014 – Chris Lintott
2012 – Ronald L. Gilliland
2010 – Drake Deming
|For his precision astrometry experiments with the VLBI and the VLBA and his pioneering use of cosmic masers as astronomical tools. His innovative research in radio astronomy has enhanced our understanding of the processes in star forming regions and has resulted in primary distance measurements throughout the Local Group of galaxies.
|John E. Carlstrom
|For his innovative work on the use of interferometry to study the early Universe through CMB fluctuations and polarimetry and the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect. He has produced results that strongly constrain cosmological models of the amount and nature of dark matter and energy and the influence of cosmic inflation.
|Ronald J. Reynolds
|For his discovery of the warm ionized medium in our Galaxy using Fabry-Perot spectroscopy, his leadership in understanding its origins and for his development of the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper that has revealed its spatial structure.
|Geoffrey W. Marcy, R. Paul Butler, Steven S. Vogt
|For their pioneering work in characterizing planetary systems orbiting distant stars.
|For his intellectual leadership of the MACHO project, both scientifically and technically.
|Robert E. Williams
|Robert H. Dicke
|Harold I. Ewen, Edward M. Purcell
|S. Jocelyn Bell Burnell