The DDA/AAS Brouwer Award
Each year since 1976 the DDA has
honored the achievements of a major contributor to the field of
dynamical astronomy, recognizing the awardee with an honorarium, a
certificate, and presentation of an award lecture. Recent recipients
include Victor Brumberg, Tim de Zeeuw, Andrea Milani, Lia Athanassoula,
and Jerry Sellwood.
The Brouwer Award was established to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of Dynamical Astronomy, including celestial mechanics, astrometry, geophysics, stellar systems, galactic and extra galactic dynamics. The Selection Committee seeks a wide range of award candidates differing in age, gender, nationality, occupation, field of interest, and scientific and technical contributions. The main criteria, which are not necessarily weighted equally, are (a) excellence in scientific research; (b) impact and influence in the field; (c) excellence in teaching and training of students; (d) outstanding advancement and other support of the field through administration, public service or engineering achievement.