Call for Nominations
The Franklin Institute is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science. This award is presented annually by The Franklin Institute to an individual of any nationality for outstanding work in the basic, applied, or engineering sciences. Each year, a predetermined field of study is chosen as a theme. A gold medal and a cash prize of $250,000 are awarded to the individual selected to receive the award.
The theme for the 2010 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science is Earth Systems. The Franklin Institute seeks nominations of individuals who have made significant scientific contributions to our understanding of the interrelationships among Earth Systems leading to increased predictability of natural or human-induced changes on the planet. Nominations should recognize efforts that encompass various earth systems and processes, including: the Earth’s interior, lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere, biogeochemical cycles, and Earth history.
The Franklin Institute Awards Program is among the oldest and most comprehensive international science and technology awards programs in the world. The list of Franklin Institute laureates reads like a “Who’s Who” in the history of 19th, 20th, and 21st century science, including such titans as Thomas Edison, Marie and Pierre Curie, Rudolph Diesel, Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Enrico Fermi, Ruth Patrick, Stephen Hawking, Ralph Cicerone, Sir Martin Rees, Noam Chomsky, Paul Baran, Rob Van der Voo, Luna Leopold and M. Gordon Wolman, and Wallace Broecker. I urge you to nominate a candidate whose name should be added to this distinguished list.
For more information on nominating a candidate for The 2010 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, please visit: www.fi.edu/franklinawards/call.html
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