2014 winners of the RAS awards, medals and prizes
The Royal Astronomical Society is pleased to announce the 2014 winners of its awards, medals and prizes. The President, Prof. David Southwood, made the announcement at the Ordinary Meeting of the society held on Friday 10 January 2014. The winners will be invited to collect their awards at the Society's 2014 National Astronomy Meeting.
Past winners include Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, Arthur Eddington and Stephen Hawking. Since 1964 two have been awarded each year: one for astronomy, and one for geophysics.Each year the RAS recognises significant achievement in the fields of astronomy and geophysics through these awards. The Society's highest honour is its Gold Medal, which is awarded for lifetime achievement.
The Society also awards a number of other medals and prizes; the winners are listed below. Awards are designated 'A' for the fields of astronomy (including astrophysics, cosmology etc.) and 'G' for the fields of geophysics (including solar physics, planetary science, solar-terrestrial physics etc.); some awards are given in both fields.
Prof. Southwood congratulated the winners, saying: "For nearly two centuries the RAS has supported the work of astronomers and geophysicists in the UK and around the world. It gives me the greatest pleasure to announce the winners of our medals and awards for 2014, recognising the extraordinarily talented men and women who reach the highest levels of achievement in our field."
For more information on the awards and the achievements of the winners, follow the links or see our full press release.
List of winners
Awards, medals and prizes:
'Named' lectures to be delivered at a meeting of the Society: