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***               EAS e-News 2011-9 (01-Nov-2011)               ***
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1. Call for nominations for the Tycho Brahe Prize 2012 (deadline extended)

2. Viktor Ambartsumian International prize

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1. Call for nominations for the Tycho Brahe Prize 2012 (deadline extended)

EAS Council invites nominations for the 2012 Tycho Brahe Prize.
Short biographies of previous years' recipients and full details
regarding the prize, including a nomination form can be found on
the EAS webpages at:

	http://eas.unige.ch/tycho_brahe_prize.jsp

The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

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2. Viktor Ambartsumian International prize

The Viktor Ambartsumian Prize is one of the important awards in
astronomy/astrophysics and related sciences. It is being awarded to
outstanding scientists having made a significant contribution in the
physical-mathematical sciences from any country and nationality.
The Prize totals USD 500,000 and is being awarded once every two years,
starting in 2010.

To apply for the Prize, a body of work may be presented by one author 
or group of authors (not more than 3 persons).

The cash award is being equally shared between the winners, and a diploma,
a medal and a certificate are being awarded to each winner.

The right for the nomination of works is reserved to:
	- Nobel Prize Winners
	- Presidiums of national academies of sciences
	- scientific councils of astronomical observatories
	- councils of corresponding departments of universities

Nominations for the Viktor Ambartsumian Prize are not allowed in case
if the presented work has already won or at the same time has been
presented for another international prize.

Necessary documents for nomination:
1. Official letter of nomination signed and sealed by the corresponding body
2. Statement of scientific results or achievements, which are being nominated
3. Curriculum Vitae of the nominee(s)
4. List of refereed publications of the nominee(s)
5. General annotations with reports of three referees
6. Published papers, books, CD/DVDs, or other works that are being nominated
7. Other documents that might be important for the decision

Documents should be submitted to:
Viktor Ambartsumian Prize International Steering Committee, Presidium,
National Academy of Sciences, Marshal Baghramyan ave. 24, Yerevan 0019,
Republic of Armenia. Phone: +374-10-525505.

Deadline for nominations: March 18, 2012. The decisions will be made before
July 18, 2012 and the Award of the Viktor Ambartsumian Prize will take place
on September 18, 2012.

Contact:
	- Dr. Areg M. MICKAELIAN
	  Scientific Secretary
	  Viktor Ambartsumian Prize International Steering Committee
	  phone: +374-91-195914
	  E-mail: aregmick @ aras.am, aregmick @ yahoo.com

	- Gohar S. HARUTYUNYAN
	  Executive Secretary
	  Viktor Ambartsumian Prize International Steering Committee
	  phones: +374-10-525505, +374-77-797090
	  E-mail: goharutyunyan @ gmail.com, vaprize @ sci.am

Viktor Ambartsumian International Prize official webpage:
http://vaprize.sci.am/

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