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" awards are the Koga Gold Medal and the Santimay Basu Prize.
Call for nominations
Each of the six URSI awards which will be presented at the Opening Ceremony of the URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium which will be held in Beijing, China on 16 August 2014 is open for nominations until 15 August 2013 (or 31 October 2013 for the Santimay Basu Prize).
The rules governing these Awards can be downloaded (PDF). The document also includes a list of former laureates of the different awards.
A nomination form is also available for download (MsWord or PDF).
Possible recipients are nominated by URSI Member Committees, URSI Commissions or former recipients of the URSI Awards:
Each can submit up to four names for the senior awards and two names for the junior awards. For each nominee, the most appropriate award should be indicated, submitting only one name for each award. A senior award is for career achievements, but with evidence of significant achievements in the six year period ending one year before the General Assembly and Scientific Symposium.
Consistent with the above, candidates unsuccessfully nominated for the awards in 2011 can be considered.
The applications will be evaluated by a group of experts familiar with the nominee's field of expertise.
Recipients of the John Howard Dellinger Medal
Dr. J.-P. G. BERENGER, FRANCE
Citation: "For seminal work on the development of breakthrough absorbing boundary conditions for computational electromagnetics in radiosciences.".
Prof. D. H. STAELIN, USA
Citation: "For seminal contributions to the passive microwave remote sensing of planetary atmospheres and the development of remote sensing of the atmosphere and environment of the Earth from space.".
Dr. A.E.E. ROGERS, USA
Citation: "For his outstanding contributions to instrumentation in radio astronomy and its use to make fundamental discoveries about interstellar masers, superluminal expansion of quasars, deuterium abundance in the galaxy, and plate tectonics.".
Prof. J.B. ANDERSEN, Denmark
Citation: "For significant contributions to the theory of antenna characteristics and scattering, wave propagation over inhomogeneous areas in mobile communication, and interaction between electromagnetic fields and biological tissue.".
Prof. D.L. CARPENTER, USA
Citation: "For his discovery of the plasmapause, for pioneering studies of the plasmasphere structure and dynamics and for development and use of whistler-mode waves as diagnostic probes of the magnetosphere.".
Dr. A. ISHIMARU, USA
Citation: "For contributions to the theories and applications of wave propagation and scattering in random media and backscattering enhancement.".
Prof. T. OGUCHI, Japan
Citation: "For theoretical work on the polarization effects of non-spherical raindrops and the multiple scattering effects of hydrometeors.".
Dr. P. STUBBE, Germany
Citation: "For the conception, construction, and operation of a high frequency ionospheric modification facility in the auroral zone and for the theoretical advancement of the understanding of the associated plasma process.".
Dr. G. SWARUP, India
Citation: "Contribution to radioastronomy and cosmology, both in observational research and in conceiving and building radio telescopes.".
Dr. R. GENDRIN, France
Citation: "Study of waves of natural origin propagating in the surroundings of the Earth, and their influence on the behaviour of the magnetosphere.".
Mrs. I. DE PATER, Netherlands
Citation: "Work on noise of planetary origin, the magnetosphere of Jupiter, and shock waves in the magnetosphere of the Earth.".
Dr. J. FEJER, Germany
Citation: "Work on ionospheric modifications, parametric instabilities, ionospheric irregularities and incoherent scatter.".
Prof. D.A. GURNETT, USA
Citation: "Investigations relating to electromagnetic and electrostatic wave propagation in the Earthís plasma environment.".
Prof. N.M. BRICE, USA
Citation: "Theory of the Earthís plasmapause and theoretical investigations of the physics of Jupiterís magnetosphere.".
Prof. A. HEWISH, UK
Citation: "Advances in radio astronomy.".
Prof. H.M. BARLOW, UK
Citation: "Development of waveguides ; the characteristics of surface waves.".
Drs. J.H. CHAPMAN, Canada
Citation: "Radio wave propagation and the Alouette I topside ionosphere sounder.".