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Mid-Career Prize

The HEAD Mid-Career Prize is awarded approximately every 18 months for a significant advance or accomplishment (observational or theoretical) in High Energy Astrophysics by an individual astrophysicist within fifteen years of receiving their PhD. The prize is selected and administered by the AAS HEAD Executive Committee. The cited body of work should be published in a refereed journal within the past five years, and originally published within fifteen years of the nominee receiving their PhD. Allowance will be made for time off because of maternity/paternity leave or other valid gaps. The prize will amount to $1500 with corrections every 5 years for inflation. The winner will give an invited talk at the Divisional Meeting in the award year. Travel expenses will be paid. Self nominations will be allowed. The nomination letter should state the specific paper(s) for consideration, along with a description of their larger relevance to the field. In the case of a nomination based on paper(s) with multiple authors, the nomination should describe the nominee's specific contributions to the work.

2019 Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

The 2019 HEAD Mid-Career Prize is awarded to Dr. Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz "for his key contributions to our physical understanding of transient phenomena involving compact objects".  Please see the press release for more information

The List of Awardees