Bruno Rossi Prize
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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". 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 winners
- 1985 William R. Forman and Christine Jones Forman
- 1986 Allan S. Jacobson
- 1987 Michiel van der Klis
- 1988 Rashid A. Sunyaev
- 1989 IMB and Kamioka Experiment teams
- 1990 Stirling Colgate
- 1991 John A. Simpson
- 1992 Gerald H. Share
- 1993 Giovanni Bignami and Jules Halpern
- 1994 Gerald J. Fishman
- 1995 Carl Fichtel
- 1996 Felix Mirabel and Luis F. Rodríguez
- 1997 Trevor C. Weekes
- 1998 The BeppoSAX Team and Jan van Paradijs
- 1999 Jean Swank and Hale Bradt
- 2000 Peter Meszaros, Bohdan Paczyński, and Martin Rees
- 2001 Andrew Fabian and Yasuo Tanaka
- 2002 Leon Van Speybroeck
- 2003 Robert Duncan, Christopher Thompson, and Chryssa Kouveliotou
- 2004 Harvey Tananbaum and Martin Weisskopf
- 2005 Stan Woosley
- 2006 Deepto Chakrabarty, Tod Strohmayer, and Rudy Wijnands
- 2007 Neil Gehrels and the Swift team
- 2008 Steve Allen, Pat Henry, Maxim Markevitch, and Alexey Vikhlinin
- 2009 Charles D. Bailyn, Jeffrey E. McClintock, and Ronald A. Remillard
- 2010 Felix A. Aharonian, Werner Hofmann, Heinrich J. Voelk and the H.E.S.S. team
- 2011 William B. Atwood, Peter Michelson and the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope LAT team
- 2012 Marco Tavani and the AGILE Team
- 2013 Roger W. Romani and Alice Harding
- 2014 Douglas P. Finkbeiner, Tracy R. Slayter and Meng Su for their discovery of the Fermi Bubbles.
- 2015 Fiona A. Harrison
- 2016 Niel Brandt
- 2017 Gabriela González and the LIGO team
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- "KIPAC Researcher Awarded Rossi Prize". January 2, 2008.
- "HESS Astrophysicists Share Rossi Prize". February 1, 2010.
- "Physicist Bill Atwood shares Rossi Prize for work on gamma-ray telescope". January 21, 2011.
- "Meng Su wins 2014 Bruno Rossi Prize (along with Tracy Slatyer, MIT, and Douglas Finkbeiner, CfA)". January 28, 2014.
- "Fiona Harrison Awarded High-Energy Astrophysics Prize". January 16, 2016.
- "Top high-energy astrophysics prize awarded to Niel Brandt". January 15, 2016.
- "AAS Announces Recipients of 2017 Prizes and Awards". American Astronomical Society. January 9, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2017.