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 E-News 2011/06

Date of Announcement: 28 Dec 2010 Also Available For Download/View Here: http://www.asiaoceania.org/society/index.asp

Nomination for the Axford Medal Award
Email nomination to info@asiaoceania.org by 08 April 2011

The AOGS establishes the AOGS Axford Medal in honour of Professor W. Ian Axford for his "vision of academic excellence and unselfish scientific cooperation in Asia and Oceania." Professor W. Ian Axford was one of the major architects of AOGS before it was officially established in 2004. He is a distinguished scientist who was responsible for developing many fundamental theories for the structure of the magnetosphere, origin of the solar wind, and cosmic ray particle acceleration. He was also instrumental in promoting international cooperation in the geosciences in the broadest sense. The AOGS Axford Medal acknowledges an individual for outstanding achievements in geosciences, including planetary and solar system science, as well as unselfish cooperation and leadership in Asia and Oceania...read on here

Requirements for Nominations of the Axford Medal


a)        A nomination letter: this

l        Should demonstrate the nominee's outstanding contributions to the geosciences (including planetary and solar system science) and

l        Must be 2 pages or less in length

b)        A list of selected publications: this list

l        Must be no longer than 2 pages and describe the major publications of the nominee, and

l        Must include the published papers that best support the argument for award of the Axford Medal

c)        Curriculum Vitae: this

l        Must be approximately 2 pages of length and include the nominee's degrees, employment, honours, memberships, and service to the scientific community.

d)        Three supporting reference letters:

l        Supporting letters from the outside of the candidate's home country are necessary to show wide international recognition.

e)        Complete nominations should be sent by email, with the documents in pdf format as attachments, to info@asiaoceania.org for the attention of Professor Dong-Kyou Lee, Chair of the AOGS Awards Committee.


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