[ASA] Call for nominations for two IUPAP Young Scientist Medals in the field of Astrophysics

Richard de Grijs richard.de-grijs at mq.edu.au
Thu Sep 9 20:22:45 AEST 2021

Call for nominations for two IUPAP Young Scientist Medals in the field 
of Astrophysics


The IUPAP Young Scientist Medals for 2020 and 2021, each with a Cash 
Prize of €1,000 and a certificate, will be awarded to two scientists 
working in the field of astrophysics. The winners will be invited to 
give a presentation of scientific achievements at the 31st Texas 
Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (TEXAS-2021, which will be held 
on 13-17 December 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/cUBuCoV1kpfrQp75yszJUzr?domain=texas2021.org).

The nominated candidate must not have completed more than eight years of 
research after their doctorate by December 2020 and 2021, respectively. 
Interruptions for parental leave, military service, family 
responsibilities, 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 potential candidate are 
encouraged to 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 
– List of up to 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 7 November 2021 to the Chair of 
IUPAP C19 (Gerry Gilmore) by e-mail gil at ast.cam.ac.uk.

For information on the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics 
see https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/5mF_Cp81lrtn7EjqRCYymEe?domain=iupap.org

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