Bruno Rossi Prize

The Bruno Rossi Prize is awarded annually by the High Energy Astrophysics division of the American Astronomical Society "for a significant contribution to High Energy Astrophysics, with particular emphasis on recent, original work".[1] Named after astrophysicist Bruno Rossi, the prize is awarded with a certificate and a gift of USD $500, and was first awarded in 1985 to William R. Forman and Christine Jones Forman "for pioneering work in the study of X-ray emission from early type galaxies". It has been awarded 32 times. In 2010, the prize was awarded to William B. Atwood, Peter Michelson and the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope team "for enabling, through the development of the Large Area Telescope, new insights into neutron stars, supernova remnants, cosmic rays, binary systems, active galactic nuclei, and gamma-ray bursts". In 2013, the prize was awarded to Roger W. Romani of Leland Stanford Junior University and Alice Harding of Goddard Space Flight Center for their work in developing the theoretical framework underpinning the many exciting pulsar results from Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

List of winnersEdit


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  2. ^ "Chandra telescope designer wins 2002 Rossi Prize". January 27, 2002.
  3. ^ "UvA astronomer Rudy Wijnands wins Bruno Rossi prize". January 26, 2006. Archived from the original on 2016-11-22. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  4. ^ "KIPAC Researcher Awarded Rossi Prize". January 2, 2008.
  5. ^ "HESS Astrophysicists Share Rossi Prize". February 1, 2010.
  6. ^ "Physicist Bill Atwood shares Rossi Prize for work on gamma-ray telescope". January 21, 2011.
  7. ^ "Meng Su wins 2014 Bruno Rossi Prize (along with Tracy Slatyer, MIT, and Douglas Finkbeiner, CfA)". January 28, 2014. Archived from the original on August 8, 2016. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "Fiona Harrison Awarded High-Energy Astrophysics Prize". January 16, 2016.
  9. ^ "Top high-energy astrophysics prize awarded to Niel Brandt". January 15, 2016.
  10. ^ "AAS Announces Recipients of 2017 Prizes and Awards". American Astronomical Society. January 9, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  11. ^ "2018 Bruno Rossi Prize: Top High-Energy Prize Awarded to Gamma-ray Burst Monitor Team". American Astronomical Society. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  12. ^ "HIGH-ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS DIVISION ANNOUNCES 2019 AWARD WINNERS". High Energy Astrophysics Division of American Astronomical Society. Retrieved 6 October 2019.