The EGU has named the 49 recipients of next year’s Union Medals and Awards, Division Medals and Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awards. These individuals are honoured for their important contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences. They will receive their prizes at the EGU 2020 General Assembly, which will take place in Vienna on 3–8 May, 2020.
Our PI Valerio Lucarini was awarded with the Richardson medal. We asked him:
- Valerio, you have been awarded with the Lewis Fry Richardson Medal. Could you tell us a little bit more about the nominating process
Two senior colleagues formally nominated me, attaching support letters from five other senior scientists.
- Is the Medal an award for a special scientific achievement
The committee awarded me the medal for my research activities in the area of mathematics of climate, rather than for an individual result. My research work done in Hamburg at Clisap and then at TRR have been essential for achieving this, and I am very grateful for the opportunities UHH has given me in these years.
Congratulations to Valerio!