Prizes

Nominations Sought for the Inaugural Laboratory Astrophysics Prize

The LAD Prize Committee is seeking nominations for the inaugural
Laboratory Astrophysics Prize.  If you want to honor a mentor or
colleague, the LAD officers encourage you to follow the nomination
guidelines given below by the deadline of 29 August, 2014, for full
consideration this year.

The Laboratory Astrophysics Prize is presented, normally on an annual
basis, to an individual who has made significant contributions to
Laboratory Astrophysics over an extended period of time.  The prize will
include a cash award, a citation, and an invited lecture by the
recipient at a meeting of the Laboratory Astrophysics Division.

Any nominees not selected for the award will be automatically considered
by the next two consecutive Prize committees.  The award recipient for
2015 will be announced in Fall 2014, and the presentation made at a
future LAD meeting.

The nomination must include a one-page narrative description of the
significant aspects of the nominee's career, a curriculum vita, a
publication list, and any other material the nominators think will be
helpful.  Nominators must also request two additional supporting of
reference letters from knowledgeable colleagues.  All nomination
material should be sent by the deadline directly to the LAD Secretary
(ladsec@aas.org).