Jamieson Award

J. C. Jamieson (1924-1983)
During the AIRAPT Conference, the Jamieson Award is given for outstanding achievement in the field of high pressure research by a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher.

John Calhoun Jamieson (1924-1983) was Professor of Geophysics at the University of Chicago.  Most of his research used static high pressures.  However, he also performed shock experiments at Los Alamos and SRI International.  The John C. Jamieson Memorial Fund, which supports the Award, was established by a number of Jamieson's former students and colleagues.  The fund is managed by Bob Schock, a former postdoc of Jamieson and currently Director of the World Energy Council.

More information on J. C. Jamieson's life and career can be found in Schock, R. N. (1986), John C. Jamieson January 5, 1924, to June 26, 1983, J. Geophys. Res., 91(B5), 4616–4620.

Candidates are eligible for the Jamieson Award at the two AIRAPT Conferences following the date of their PhD. Nominations for the Jamieson Award should be sent by the candidate (self-nomination) or by a senior scientist to the AIRAPT Secretary by e-mail in PDF format.

Applications should contain:

  • one or more letters of recommendation by senior members of the high pressure scientific community;
  • curriculum vitae et studiorum of the candidate;
  • list of publications of the candidate.

The deadline for the application of the Jamieson Award is (usually) March 15 of the AIRAPT conference's year.