Bragg & Mathieson Medals

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SCANZ will present two awards at the Crystal30 conference. The Lawrence Bragg Medal is an open award that recognizes distinguished career contributions, while the Sandy Mathieson Medal and a mid-career award that recognizes distinguished contributions by a researcher under 40 years of age. The deadline for nominations for both awards is 18 December 2015. Both awardees will present their work at the Crystal30 conference. The guidelines for the two medals are listed below.

The Lawrence Bragg Medal

For distinguished contributions to science involving X-ray, neutron or electron diffraction and/or imaging.

1. The Medal shall be awarded to a financial member of the Society who, in the opinion of the SCANZ executive or duly appointed representatives, has contributed most towards the development of a branch of science associated with X-ray, neutron or electron diffraction and/or imaging.

2. The award is based on consideration of the candidate’s published scientific work, together with other evidence of his or her standing in the international community. A major portion of the relevant scientific work must have been carried out in Australia and/or New Zealand while the candidate was a member of the Society.

3. The medal shall be awarded to coincide with SCANZ conferences, and the successful candidate will be required to deliver a lecture at the appropriate conference.

4. The award will consist of a medallion, free registration at the SCANZ conference at which they will receive the award, a return economy airfare from the awardee’s home city and $750 towards accommodation expenses (if the awardee is not a resident of the city in which the meeting is held). This will be provided by SCANZ in conjunction with the conference organisers.

5. The nominee must have been a member of SCANZ for the previous 10 years.

6. Nominations (including self-nominations) should contain the following information: a brief curriculum vitae; a list of publications; reprints of no more than 10 of the most significant of these publications; and any supporting information that could be helpful to the Selection Committee. Nominees should also arrange for two independent testimonials to be forwarded to the SCANZ Secretary.

7. Nominations should be forwarded electronically to the SCANZ Secretary (Chris Ling; chris.ling@sydney.edu.au) by 18th December, 2015.

The Sandy Mathieson Medal

For distinguished contributions to science involving X-ray, neutron or electron diffraction and/or imaging by a researcher under 40 years of age.

1. The Medal shall be awarded to a financial member of the Society who, in the opinion of the SCANZ executive or duly appointed representatives, has contributed most towards the development of a branch of science associated with X-ray, neutron or electron diffraction and/or imaging. This person shall be under the age of 40 at the time of close of applications, except in the case of significant interruptions to their research careers.

2. The award is based on consideration of the candidate’s published scientific work, together with other evidence of his or her standing in the international community. A major portion of the relevant scientific work must have been carried out while the candidate was a member of the Society. Due consideration will be given to nominees with interrupted careers.

3. The medal shall be awarded to coincide with SCANZ conferences, and the successful candidate will be required to deliver a lecture at the appropriate conference.

4. The award will consist of a medallion, free registration at the SCANZ conference at which they will receive the award, a return economy airfare from the awardee’s home city and $750 towards accommodation expenses (if the awardee is not a resident of the city in which the meeting is held). This will be provided by SCANZ in conjunction with the conference organisers.

5. The nominee must have been a member of SCANZ for the previous 5 years.

6. Nominations (including self-nominations) should contain the following information: a brief curriculum vitae; a list of publications; reprints of no more than 10 of the most significant of these publications; and any supporting information that could be helpful to the Selection Committee. Nominees should also arrange for two independent testimonials to be forwarded to the SCANZ Secretary.

7. Nominations should be forwarded electronically to the SCANZ Secretary (Chris Ling; chris.ling@sydney.edu.au) by 18th December, 2015.