The selection procedures for the 2015 AIRAPT Bridgman and Jamieson Awards are now completed. The winners are:
Percy Bridgman (1882-1961) pioneered the use of high pressure to study the minerals of Earth's crust and mantle. Among the honors he received was the 1949 Nobel physics prize. Now Bridgman has the posthumous honor of having a mineral named after him - and not just any mineral: Bridgmanite is the most abundant on Earth.
24th Joint AIRAPT and APS-SCCM International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology, Seattle, USA, July 7-12, 2013.