Adam Burrows, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, has been awarded the Viktor Ambartsumian International Science Prize 2020. He shares the 2020 award with two other notable scientists; Professors Alexander Szalay (Johns Hopkins University) and Isabelle Baraffe (University of Exeter in the United Kingdom). The International Steering Committee recognized Professor Burrows, “for his seminal and pioneering contributions to the theories of brown dwarfs and exoplanets and for his leadership role in educating a generation of scientists at the frontiers of brown dwarf and exoplanet research”.
The Viktor Ambartsumian International Science Prize honors Viktor Ambartsumian, a well-known Soviet Armenian astrophysicist regarded as the founder of theoretical astrophysics in the former Soviet Union. The Prize recognizes outstanding scientists in Astronomy/Astrophysics and related science fields from any country or nationality. Established in 2010, the Prize is awarded once every two years by the Republic of Armenia Government. Recipients receive a laureate honorary diploma, medal with certifying document, and a monetary sum to be utilized to make further developments in the physical-mathematical sciences through research projects, fellowships, scientific meetings, scholarships and outreach projects. An official award ceremony is planned in September. Read the official announcement here.