The URSI awards are presented at the Opening Ceremony of the URSI General Assembly.
The "senior" awards are the Balthasar van der Pol Gold Medal, the John Howard Dellinger Gold Medal, the
Appleton Prize, and the Booker Gold Medal, and the "junior" award is the Koga Gold Medal.
Recipients of the Balthasar van der Pol Gold Medal
Prof. E. HEYMAN, Israel
Citation: "For developing mathematical tools to analyze the generation, propagation and scattering of beam-shaped electromagnetic fields, and their engineering applications.".
Prof. W.J. WELCH, USA
Citation: "Pioneer of millimeter wavelength interferometry to investigate astronomical objects ranging from solar system planets to galaxies at the edge of the Universe with spectral and angular resolution.".
Prof. I.V. LINDELL, Finland
Citation: "For the development of new methods and solutions in electromagnetic field theory and for exceptional didactic skills.".
Prof. A.T. DE HOOP, Netherlands
Citation: "For fundamental contributions to the theory of radiation and scattering of waves.".
Prof. S. SHAMAI, Israel
Citation: "For contributions to the basic understanding of the potentials for and the limitations to information transfer through various communication channel models.".
Prof. R.F. HARRINGTON, USA
Citation: "For contributions to electromagnetics and the development of the method of moments".
Prof. T.B.A. SENIOR, USA
Citation: "For theoretical contributions to diffraction and scattering of electromagnetic waves, with particular reference to the simulation of material effects in scattering.".
Prof. A.A. OLINER, USA
Citation: "Contributions to theory of guided waves, especially leaky waves, and novel radiating structures.".
Dr. T. HAGFORS, Norway
Citation: "Contributions to radar engineering and the theory and experimental development of the incoherent scatter techniques.".
Prof. W.G. FARNELL, Canada
Citation: "Work in physical electronics, in particular on microwave lenses, spin phonon interactions in solids, microwave acoustics, and acoustic microscopy.".
Prof. D.S. JONES, UK
Citation: "Work on electromagnetic theory and, in particular, on the development of a number of analytical approaches.".
Dr. J.R. WAIT, USA
Citation: "Work on propagation of electromagnetic waves in the Earth’s crust, and application of results.".
Prof. L.B. FELSEN, USA
Citation: "Application of ray-optical methods to studies of the propagation and diffraction of electromagnetic waves.".
Dr. B.D. JOSEPHSON, UK
Citation: "Electronic effects in superconductors.".
Dr. J.P. WILD, Australia
Citation: "Radio astronomy, including completion of a notable high-resolution radio-heliograph.".
Prof. W.E. GORDON, USA
Citation: "Development of the incoherent scatter technique for ionospheric studies.".
Sir Martin RYLE, UK
Citation: "Application of the phase switching and aperture synthesis techniques to antennas for radio astronomy.".