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Call for LAD Prize Nominations

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 13:28

The Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) of the American Astronomical Society invites nominations for the 2018 Laboratory Astrophysics Prize and the 2018 Early Career Award. The field of laboratory astrophysics encompasses all fundamental theoretical and experimental research into the underlying processes that drive the cosmos.

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.

The Early Career Award is presented, normally on an annual basis, to an individual in recognition of a significant contribution to Laboratory Astrophysics early in a person's professional career. Nominees must have no more than 10 years of professional experience since their PhD or equivalent degree, at the end of the year of the award. The award will include a cash award, a citation, and an invited lecture by the recipient at a meeting of the Laboratory Astrophysics Division.

The recipients for 2018 will be announced at the January 2018 AAS meeting in Washington, DC, and the presentation made at the June 2018 AAS/LAD meeting in Denver, Colorado. Any nominee not selected will be automatically considered in the next two consecutive years, or as long as the nominee is eligible, whichever is less.

The nomination package for the Laboratory Astrophysics Prize or the Early Career Award must include:
  1. A three-page summary of the significant aspects of the nominee’s career (not to exceed 5 pages total including figures and bibliography).
  2. A nomination letter.
  3. Two letters of support.
  4. A curriculum vitae.
  5. A publication list.

Nominators, letter writers, and candidates need not be AAS or LAD members. Self-nominations are allowed. The deadline for receipt of the nomination package and supporting letters is Monday, 4 September 2017.

Attracting and serving a diverse and inclusive membership worldwide is a primary goal for LAD. In calling for nominations, we wish to remind you how important it is to give full consideration to qualified women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States.

All nomination material should be sent by the deadline directly to the LAD Secretary (ladsec@aas.org).

Additional information can be found on the LAD website.

Daniel Wolf Savin
Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory
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