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Awards

HEAD is responsible for awarding three prizes.  The Rossi Prize, named after Bruno Rossi is awarded annually for a significant contribution to High Energy Astrophysics, with particular emphasis on recent, original work.

HEAD awards a mid-career prize at the time of each HEAD division meeting (every 12-24 months) to recognize a significant advance or accomplishment (observational or theoretical) in High Energy Astrophysics by an individual astrophysicist within fifteen years of receiving their PhD.

HEAD awards a dissertation prize at the time of each HEAD division meeting (every 12-24 months) to recognize an outstanding new PhD dissertation in high energy astrophysics.

HEAD also awards the David N. Schramm Award for High Energy Astrophysics Journalism, named after David Schramm, every 18 months to recognize and stimulate distinguished writing on topics in high energy astrophysics in order to improve the general public’s understanding and appreciation of this exciting field of research.

Bruno Rossi Prize

David Schramm Award

Mid-career Prize

Dissertation Prize