AAS Solar Physics Division Press Officer
Michael S. Kirk
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
AAS Solar Physics Division Announces 2021 Hale and Harvey Prizes
The Solar Physics Division (SPD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is proud to announce the 2021 winners of its two most prestigious scientific prizes.
Dr. Russell Howard of the United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, is awarded the George Ellery Hale Prize for his seminal contributions to the discovery, measurement, and understanding of Coronal Mass Ejections and their role in Space Weather and for his outstanding leadership in innovative space instrumentation that forms the foundation of much current Heliophysics research.
Dr. Lucia Kleint of the University of Geneva, Switzerland, is awarded the Karen Harvey Prize for her substantial contributions to solar polarimetry and radiative transfer modeling, and exceptional leadership in next-generation solar instrumentation.
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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.