Solar Physics Division Press Releases

AAS Solar Physics Division Press Officer

Michael S. Kirk

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Press Releases

Tuesday February 25, 2020

AAS Solar Physics Division Announces 2020 Hale and Harvey Prizes

The Solar Physics Division (SPD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is proud to announce the 2020 winners of its two most prestigious scientific prizes.

AAS Solar Physics Division 2020 George Ellery Hale Prize

Dr. Kazunari Shibata of Kyoto University, Japan, is awarded the George Ellery Hale Prize for his outstanding work on the properties and behavior of magnetized solar and astrophysical plasmas.

AAS Solar Physics Division 2020 Karen Harvey Prize

Dr. Hui Tian of Peking University, China, is awarded the Karen Harvey Prize for his ultraviolet and extreme-ultraviolet observations of the Sun and what they reveal about the dynamics of the solar atmosphere.


Thursday May 24, 2018

The Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array Reveals New Insights into Solar Flares’ Explosive Energy  

Celebrating it's first year of observations, the Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array is giving solar physicists new insights to the inner working of solar flares.


Tuesday February 18, 2018

2018 George Ellery Hale Prize 

The 2018 George Ellery Hale Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of solar astronomy is awarded to Sarbani Basu for her many seminal contributions to our understanding of the internal structure and dynamics of the Sun and stars.

2018 Karen Harvey Prize 

The 2018 Karen Harvey Prize for a significant contribution to the study of the Sun early in a person’s professional career is awarded to Nicholeen Viall for  her fundamental contributions to understanding coronal heating and the slow solar wind, and for her valuable service to the science community and the general public.