Established in 2008, the Sunanda and Santimay Basu Award in Sun Earth Systems Science is presented annually to honor an individual young scientist from a developing nation for making outstanding contributions to research in Sun-Earth Systems Science that further the understanding of both plasma physical processes and their applications for the benefit of society. The award is open to scientists who received their Ph.D. degree after 15 May 2006 and currently live and work in developing nations. Consideration is to be given to candidates who have overcome obstacles in attaining their research objectives.
The awardee will receive three years' membership in AGU; an award certificate; one complimentary ticket for the SPA section dinner; meeting registration, air travel, and living expenses (i.e., air travel and hotel room) will be provided to attend the Fall Meeting during the award presentation year; the opportunity to deliver an invited paper on the dissertation topic in an appropriate SPA session at the AGU Fall Meeting; and an Eos announcement.
Nominations should be prepared by an AGU member or other geoscientist who is knowledgeable of the candidate's qualifications. Nominations should include:
To view a list of previous Basu Award recipients, please visit:
Nominations must be submitted by deadline in electronic form (preferred as one combined PDF file) to Danica Williams (dwilliams[at]agu.org)
or in hard copy to:
You can also contact the Chair of the Sunanda and Santimay Basu Award Committee with questions: Dr. Fabiano Rodrigues (fabiano[at]utdallas.edu)
Hui Wang has been awarded the Sunanda and Santimay Basu Early-Career Award in Sun-Earth systems science. This award recognizes an individual scientist from a developing nation for making outstanding contributions to research in Sun-Earth systems science that further the understanding of both plasma physical processes and their applications for the benefit of society. Wang's thesis is entitled "High latitude ionospheric current system and its response to substorm and geomagnetic storm." She delivered an invited talk and was formally presented with the award at the 2011 AGU Fall Meeting, held 5-9 December in San Francisco, Calif.
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