Award Name : Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
Year of Award : 2011
Award for : Astronomy
Location : Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Grün (born 1942, in Germany) is a German planetary scientist specialized in cosmic dust research. He is an active emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics,Heidelberg (Germany), research associate at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in Boulder (Colorado), and was a Professor at the University of Heidelberg until his retirement in 2007. Eberhard Grün has a leading role in international cosmic dust science since over 30 years.Eberhard Grün received the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in April 2011 for his leading role in dust science for over 30 years.This is one of the highest awards for astronomers and planetary scientists.