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Seismic Sensors in Orbit
The Devendra Lal Memorial Medal is given annually to an early- or mid-career scientist in recognition of outstanding research in Earth and/or space sciences by a scientist belonging to and working in developing country. Recipients of this award may work across any Earth and space science discipline.
The Devendra Lal Medal is named in honor of Professor Devendra Lal, a distinguished geophysicist whose work spanned diverse areas of the Earth and space sciences. He is best known for his role in founding and developing the field in which cosmic rays produced isotopes on Earth and are used as tracers to investigate a wide range of Earth science problems.
AGU is proud to recognize our honorees. Recipients of the Devendra Lal Memorial Medal will receive an engraved medal, as well as the following benefits with the honor:
To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
Your nomination package must contain all the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document. For detailed information on the requirements, review the Union Awards, Medals and Prizes Frequently Asked Questions.
Lal medal nominees are evaluated on scientific excellence, scientific impact, and broader impact. This includes the following definitions:
Scientific excellence: The scientific excellence of the candidate’s body of published work, as well as his/her contributions to human capital in a developing country. The recipient must be a citizen from a developing country and have conducted their work in a developing country.
Scientific impact: How the candidate’s work has made a significant impact on his/her field, and/or to its growth, through influencing current and future research at a border level, particularly in the developing country.
Broader impact: The candidate’s impact on his/her field in the developing country, notable service to his/her field, and their alignment with AGU’s mission and vision.
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