Bok Prize

The gift of an anonymous donor to establish "a Prize Fund in honor of Professor Bart J. Bok, and in his name, the income to be used for a prize to be awarded, preferably biennially, on the recommendation of the Astronomy Department, to a recent holder of a Ph.D. degree in the Physical Sciences from Harvard or Radcliffe who is under 35 years of age, the award to be preferably based upon a doctoral thesis, book, or research paper, in the area of Milky Way research by observational methods." The Bok Prize lecture is usually presented in the spring of the year following the award year.

SpeakerTitleVideo
Meredith Hughes

07 September 2015
Brant Robertson 06 November 2014 New Insights into Astrophysical Turbulence Video
Dan Marrone 24 April 2014 Star Formation and Molecular Gas in the First Three Billion Years Video
Phil Hopkins 31 January 2013 A New Approach to Turbulence: The Origins of ISM Structure, Stellar Clustering and the IMF, and (perhaps?) Planet Formation Video
Heather Knutson 20 September 2012 Beyond Hot Jupiters: Exploring the Diversity of Exoplanetary Atmospheres Video
Saurabh Jha 05 May 2011 Cosmology with Supernovae: Progress and Prospects
Jenny Greene 30 April 2009 From Nuclei to Galaxy Outskirts: Building Bulges from the Inside Out Video
Steve Furlanetto 20 March 2008 Piecing Together Reionization Video
Warren Brown 26 April 2007 Discoveries of Hypervelocity Stars and What They Tell Us About the Galactic Center Video
Scott Ransom 09 February 2006 Exotica and Basic Physics:A Globular Cluster Pulsar Renaissance with the GBT Video
Eliot Quataert 07 April 2005 Gas Dynamics in Galactic Nuclei: Starbursts and AGN Fueling Video
Dave Charbonneau 18 March 2004 The Brown Dwarf Radial Velocity Survey
Sara Seager 18 March 2004 Towards a Physical Characterization of Extrasolar Planets
Joe Mohr 10 October 2002 Galaxy Clusters, Dark Energy and Structure Formation
Adam Riess 25 October 2001 Cosmological Implications of the Highest Redshift Supernova (Known)
Brian Schmidt 23 March 2000 Probing the Transient Universe From the Outside In
James Herrnstein 13 May 1999 The NGC4258 Water Maser: A Unique Window into the Sub-Parsec-Scale World of an Active Galactic Nucleus
Lincoln Greenhill 06 May 1999 X Marks the Spot: Masers and Dynamics in Regions of High-Mass Star Format
Alyssa Goodman 17 September 1998 Watching the Interstellar Medium Move
David Neufeld 30 May 1996 Not Available

Recipients

  • Meredith Hughes - 2015
  • Brant Robertson - 2014
  • Dan Marrone - 2013
  • Phil Hopkins - 2012
  • Heather Knutson - 2011
  • Saurabh Jha - 2010
  • Feryal Ozel - 2009
  • Jenny Greene - 2008
  • Stephen Furlanetto - 2007
  • Warren Brown - 2006
  • Scott Ransom - 2005
  • Eliot Quataert - 2004
  • David Charbonneau/Sara Seager - 2003
  • Joseph Mohr - 2002
  • Adam Riess - 2001
  • Brian Schmidt - 2000
  • Lincoln Greenhill/James Herrnstein - 1999
  • Alyssa Goodman - 1998
  • David Neufeld - 1996
  • David Spergel - 1994
  • Charles Bailyn - 1992
  • Lawrence Molnar - 1990
  • Ira Wasserman - 1989
  • Sallie Baliunas - 1988
  • Thomas Hartquist - 1987
  • Daniel Jaffe - 1986
  • Guido Garay - 1985
  • Lennox Cowie - 1984
  • Marc Aaronson - 1983
  • Charles Lada - 1982
  • Michael Jura - 1981
  • John Black - 1980
  • William Forman/Christine Jones - 1979
  • Sandra Faber - 1978
  • Eric Chaisson - 1977
  • Jonathan Grindlay - 1976
  • Joseph Taylor - 1975
  • Benjamin Zuckerman - 1974
  • Andrea Dupree - 1973
  • Frank Shu - 1972
  • Stephen Strom - 1971
  • Joseph Silk - 1970
  • Patrick Palmer - 1969
  • Agris Kalnajs - 1968
  • Eugene Avrett - 1967
  • George Huguenin - 1965
  • Paul Hodge - 1962
  • David Layzer - 1960
  • A. Edward Lilley - 1958