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Dirk Brouwer Career Award

The Dirk Brouwer Career Award recognizes annually a major contributor to the field of Dynamical Astronomy, who demonstrates excellence in scientific research, which has had a proven impact and influence in the field, as well as demonstrates excellence in the teaching and training of students and provides outstanding advancement and other support of the field through administration, public service, or engineering achievement. For the purposes of these awards and prizes, the field of Dynamical Astronomy contains but is not limited to the sub-fields of celestial mechanics, astrometry, geophysics, cosmology, and star and planet formation as well as Solar System, planetary system, stellar system, galactic, extra-galactic, relativistic, and astrophysical fluid dynamics. The Dirk Brouwer Career Award committee has final authority over the appropriateness of a nomination.

The 2018 prize recipient is James Stone from Princeton University.

He will give a lecture at the 2019 50th annual meeting of the DDA in Boulder, CO. Recent past recipients include Ortwin Gerhard, Rosemary Wise, and Sylvio Ferraz Mello (full list of past winners).

History of the prize and Dirk Brouwer

Since 1976, the DDA has annually honored the achievements of a major contributor to the field of dynamical astronomy, recognizing the awardee with an honorarium, a certificate, and the presentation of an award lecture.


 

The Dirk Brouwer Career Award was established to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of Dynamical Astronomy, including celestial mechanics, solar system dynamics, planetary and exo-planetary dynamics, astrometry, geophysics, stellar systems, galactic and extra galactic dynamics. The Selection Committee seeks nominees of any gender, nationality, occupation, field of interest, and scientific and technical contributions. Candidates must have obtained a PhD. degree at least 10 years prior to the date of nomination. 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.

You can also donate by sending a check to the American Astronomical Society, 1667 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006. Please indicate note "The DDA/AAS Brouwer Award Fund" in the subject line of the check. Donate to the Brouwer Award Fund

Last updated: March 10, 2017, 1:10pm