Senior Award Nominations

The Institute for the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems seeks nominations from the scientific community for three awards: N. Manson Medal, A. K. Oppenheim Prize, and R. I. Soloukhin Award. The descriptions of the awards follow.

NUMA MANSON MEDAL for distinguished contributions to the dynamics of explosions and reactive systems. This medal is given to a mature scientist who is distinguished by lifelong accomplishments that have elucidated prominent features of the dynamics of explosions and reactive systems.

A.K. OPPENHEIM PRIZE for brilliant contributions to the theoretical or interpretative aspects of the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems. This is intended for an active scientist who is distinguished by showing how to analyze or what it means.

R.I. SOLOUKHIN AWARD for outstanding contributions to the experimental or diagnostics aspects of the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems. This is intended for an active scientist who is distinguished by showing how to measure or what is its value.

Nomination for an Award can be made by anyone familiar with the accomplishments of the nominee. Previous recipients of one of these senior IDERS awards cannot be selected for another of the three awards. For information on past recipients, please see the ICDERS Awards Webpage.

A complete nomination package will consist of:

  1. A letter of nomination to one of the ICDERS awards with clear arguments supporting the specific Award criteria;
  2. Letters to support the nomination;
  3. An information package including Curriculum Vitae and other relevant information, such as past participation in ICDERS.

Nominations should be submitted via email by March 15, 2017, addressed to:

Kaoru Maruta
Chair, 26th ICDERS Awards Committee
maruta@ifs.tohoku.ac.jp