University of Kent astronomers Professor Glenn White, Dr Stephen Serjeant, Dr Toshi Takagi and collaborators, will be presented with the £10,000 Daiwa Adrian Prize 2004 at a Royal Society ceremony in London on Thursday 25 November.
The team have been awarded the prize in recognition of their pioneering work on the Japan-Anglo-Dutch ASTRO-F satellite, a powerful new space telescope which will make a map of the sky in far-infrared light.
Daiwa Adrian Prizes are triennial awards that recognise significant scientific collaboration between British and Japanese research teams. Established in 1992 and subsequently renamed to commemorate the late Lord Adrian, a founding Trustee of the Daiwa Foundation, submissions are judged on scientific quality, past performance, future potential and the likely long-term contribution to UK-Japan scientific relations.
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UNH scientists help provide first-ever views of elusive energy explosion
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