Peer nomination required;
Presented biennially in odd-numbered years
Recognizing Significant Contributions to Atmospheric and Space Electricity Science
The Benjamin Franklin Lecture is presented biennially at the AGU Fall Meeting in odd-numbered years and recognizes significant contributions to atmospheric and space electricity science from mid-career or senior scientist honorees. Notable contributions can include the awardee’s accomplished and interdisciplinary research and commitment to the advancement and promotion of discovery in atmospheric and space electricity.
Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States, is known for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.
- A lecture certificate
- Recognition in Eos
- An invitation to present at AGU's annual meeting during the lecture presentation year
- Ticket to the Atmospheric and Space Electricity ticketed event at AGU's annual meeting during the lecture presentation year
About the Atmospheric and Space Electricity Section
This section is responsible for fostering atmospheric and space electricity science within AGU. It is also charged with building interdisciplinary interaction and educating AGU members about the nature and importance of problems and issues in atmospheric and space electricity.