The Michelson Interferometry Prize

The Michelson and Fizeau Prizes are two prizes in Astronomical Interferometry, sponsored by the Lowell Observatory and the Observatoire de la Cote 'Azur (OCA). 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. The Prizes were first created in 2010 by the then-IAU Commission 54 for Optical and Infrared Interferometry, OCA, and the Mt. Wilson Institute (MWI). In 2018 Lowell Observatory took over stewardship of the Michelson Prize.

Description of the Michelson Prize

The Michelson Prize will recognize outstanding achievement in the scientific research and facility areas of optical interferometry. To provide recognition within the interferometry community, as well as in the broader science community, of science research programs and results from the rapidly growing field of optical interferometry, and to assist Lowell Observatory and the Commission on Optical and Near-Infrared Astronomical Interferometry with engaging the community in promoting the future of optical interferometry.

A description of the prize guidelines may be found here.

Previous Laureates