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Invitation for Nominations for the Fizeau and Michelson Prizes in Interferometry by June 1, 2010

28 April 2010

The IAU Commission 54 (Optical and Infrared Interferometry), the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (OCA), and the Mt. Wilson Institute (MWI) are pleased to announce the creation of two prizes in Interferometry, the Fizeau Prize and the Michelson Prize. The two prizes are similar but complementary, with the Michelson Prize emphasizing application of interferometry to astrophysical research, and the Fizeau Prize emphasizing innovative technical and theoretical work.

An invitation for nominations for the first award of these prizes is hereby extended to the astronomy community, with a due date of June 1, 2010.

For the complete announcements with requirements and other information, see http://www.mtwilson.edu/michelson.php   and http://www.oca.eu/fizeau-award

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