The RAS presents several awards and prizes annually which are available to MIST researchers. The main family of RAS awards have a deadline for nominations at the end of July each year, and are available for everyone from postdocs to the most senior professors, as well as recognising consortia such as EISCAT or SuperDARN (both previous winners). The awards are paired, with geophysics and astrophysics equivalents for each.
The RAS also awards the Annie Maunder medal (with a deadline for nominations on the last Friday in September) for achievements in outreach. This has so far been won by outreach professionals rather than by academics with strong public engaegment records, but this may change over time.
Finally, the Keith Runcorn thesis prize has a deadline for nominations at the end of January, and is for the best PhD thesis in geophysics in the preceding year.
The IOP have a large family of awards and medals but we think that the following two medals are those that are relevant to the MIST community. The nominations period for these awards runs from October to the end of January.
The AGU also has a large family of awards, the deadline for which is in March. The list of awards given by AGU as a whole can be explored on their website, and of particular relevance to members of the MIST community is the John Adam Fleming Medal. The Space Physics and Aeronomy (SPA) section of AGU also gives honours to eligible physicists, and the most relevant honours they bestow are listed below.
The EGU's awards and medals are given out annually, and have a deadline for nominations in mid-June. We have tried to list the most relevant awards below, but we encourage members of the community to browse the full list.
The Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society has three awards which are awarded annually. Each award has its own deadline, but all of them appear to be in November.
European Space Weather Week awards three medals annually to researchers in the field. At the time of writing, the deadline for nominations appears to be the start of September.
|2019||Royal Astronomical Society||Gold Award||Margaret Kivelson|
|Chapman Medal||Tom Stallard|
|Group Achievement Award||The Cluster Science and Operations Team|
|James Dungey Lectureship||Mark Clilverd|
|2018||American Geophysical Union||Basu U.S. Early Career Award for Research Excellence||Julia Stawarz|
|European Space Weather Week||Baron Marcel Nicolet Medal||Hermann Opgenoorth|
|Institute of Physics||Richard Glazebrook Medal||Michele Dougherty|
|Royal Astronomical Society||Chapman Medal||Emma Bunce|
|Service Award||Matt Taylor|
|James Dungey Lectureship||James Wild|
|2017||Institute of Physics||Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Medal||Steven Schwartz|
|Royal Astronomical Society||Gold Medal||Michele Dougherty|
|Chapman Medal||Mervyn Freeman|
|Price Medal||Richard Holme|
|Fowler Prize||Christopher Chen|
|Winton Capital Award||Zhonghua Yao|
|Group Achievement Award||The Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN)|
|Service Award||Richard Harrison|
|James Dungey Lectureship||Christopher Owen|
|2016||European Space Weather Week||Baron Marcel Nicolet Medal||Mike Hapgood|
|Royal Astronomical Society||Fowler Prize||Sarah Badman|
|Group Achievement Award||The European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT)|
|James Dungey Lectureship||Betty Lanchester|
|Keith Runcorn Thesis Prize||Rishi Mistry|
|2015||Royal Astronomical Society||Gold Medal||Michael Lockwood|
|2014||Royal Astronomical Society||Group Achievement Award||The Cassini magnetometer team|
|Service Award||Mark Lester|
|2013||Royal Astronomical Society||Chapman Medal||Stephen Milan|
|Service Award||Michael Hapgood|
|2012||European Geosciences Union||Julius Bartels Medal||Michael Lockwood|
|Royal Astronomical Society||Chapman Medal||Andrew Fazakerley|
|Fowler Award||Mathew Owens|
|2011||Royal Astronomical Society||Winton Capital Award||Leigh Fletcher|
|2009||Royal Astronomical Society||Harold Jeffreys Lectureship||Emma Bunce|
|2007||Institute of Physics||Chree Medal||Michele Dougherty|
|2006||European Geosciences Union||Julius Bartels Medal||Stanley Cowley|
|Royal Astronomical Society||Fowler Prize||Duncan Mackay|