HEAD Prizes and Awards
is responsible for awarding three prizes. The Rossi
Prize, named after Bruno Rossi is awarded annually
for "a significant contribution to High Energy Astrophysics, with particular emphasis
on recent, original work."
HEAD also awards the David N. Schramm
Award for High Energy Astrophysics Journalism, named after
David Schramm, every 18 months to recognize and stimulate distinguished writing on
topics in high energy astrophysics in order to improve the general publics
understanding and appreciation of this exciting field of research.
HEAD awards a dissertation prize at the time of each HEAD division meeting (every 12-24 months) to recognize an outstanding new PhD dissertation in high energy astrophysics.