Fritz Zwicky Prize for Astrophysics & Cosmology

The Fritz Zwicky Prize for Astrophysics & Cosmology is awarded biennially by the European Astronomical Society on behalf of the Fritz Zwicky Foundation (FZS) to recognize scientists who have obtained fundamental and outstanding results related to astrophysics and cosmology.

2020

The Inaugural Fritz Zwicky Prize for Astrophysics & Cosmology is awarded to

Prof. Martin J. Rees (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

for outstanding contributions to astrophysics and cosmology including seminal papers on active galaxies and black holes, the origin of gamma-ray bursts, the large-scale structure of the Universe, and the cosmic microwave background. This exceptionally broad oeuvre has been both prescient and enormously influential.


Information

The Fritz Zwicky Prize for Astrophysics & Cosmology is awarded biennially by the European Astronomical Society on behalf of the Fritz Zwicky Foundation (FZS), located in Glarus, Switzerland. The prize is awarded every two year by the EAS, the first time in 2020.

The nomination criteria are:

  • The nominees will be scientists who have obtained fundamental and outstanding results related to astrophysics and/or cosmology.
  • These results may constitute a body of work over a life-long period or a single specific result.
  • Any confirmed high-quality scientists can be nominated, being either at junior, senior, or emeritus faculty levels. It is preferable that the nomination is for a single individual.

The prize amounts to 5'000 Swiss francs and is paid directly to the Prize winner by the FZS.

Nominations should arrive at the EAS Office by the end of October of the year preceding the award. Nominations can only be made by EAS members and need to be endorsed by 2 persons, at least one of them being an EAS member.

Note that self-nominations are not allowed.

The call for nominations for the Fitz Zwicky Prize of 2022 is open until the end of October.

For more information, please read the official Fritz Zwicky Prize rules or contact the Webmaster.

Nomination Fritz Zwicky Prize 2022

The EAS Council invites EAS members to nominate suitable candidates for the Fritz Zwicky Prize 2022. The strict deadline for nomination is:

Sunday, 31 October 2021 at 23:59:59 CEST.

Important information: a proponent cannot self-nominate.

Nominations are only accepted through a web form accessible here for EAS members by logging in.
If you are not yet an EAS member, please consider to become a member.

The nomination shall contain:

  • Information on the proponent and on the 2 endorsers, at least 1 being an EAS member.
  • Details on the candidate, including a short biography (<1500 char.)
  • A statement establishing the merits of the work to be honoured (<5000 char.)
  • A short citation that could be used in case of an award (<500 char.)
  • A Curriculum Vitae of the candidate (PDF file to be uploaded)
  • A list of publication of the candidate highlighting those publications that led to the nomination (PDF file to be uploaded)

Warning: In order to avoid any data loss, we advise you to have the information above prepared in advance and ready to be inserted (copy & paste) in the nomination form.

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