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Call for Nominations for the 2013 IUPAP Young Scientist Medal in the field of Astrophysics

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 09:55

The IUPAP Young Scientist Medal of 2013 and Award of 1,000 EUR will be awarded for a scientist working in the field of astrophysics. The winner will be invited to give a presentation of scientific achievements at the 27th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (8-13 December 2013 in Dallas, U.S.A.).

The nominated candidate must not have completed more than eight years of research after their doctorate by December 2013. Interruptions for military service, family emergencies, etc (but not teaching) are allowed. One Medal cannot be shared between several candidates.

Nominations may be made by anyone with an interest in the field. Self-nominations are not permitted, but a candidate could ask a mentor or colleague to provide a nomination.

The nomination papers must include:

  • A citation of approximately 50 words.
  • Curriculum vitae of the candidate, which must not exceed two pages in length.
  • List of 6 of the candidate’s most significant publications, including citation information, not to exceed one page.
  • Commentary on the publications, which makes the case for the award, not to exceed two pages.
  • Two letters of support (up to a maximum of three pages), at least one of which must come from someone not at the nominee's institution and not a mentor or significant collaborator.

The documents must be collated into a single pdf file called Surname_ysm.pdf, where Surname is the candidate’s name. The file must not exceed 2MB in size.

Nominations not conforming to these rules cannot be accepted.

The Medal winners will be selected by a committee composed of the members of
the IUPAP Astrophysics Committee (C19).

Nominations should be sent on or before the 1 June to the C19 Secretary and Chair of the Award committee (Grazina Tautvaisiene) by e-mail to

Victoria M. Kaspi
Professor, FRS, FRSC, Canada Research Chair, Lorne Trottier Chair in Astrophysics & Cosmology
McGill Univ.
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