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The Rishbeth Prize

In 2005, for the first time, a prize was awarded at the spring MIST meeting for the best talk and best poster presented at the meeting, as voted by delegates attending. The talks and posters were judged on which were the most novel, interesting, clearly presented, and influential. It is intended that the prize will be awarded annually and it will be known as the Rishbeth Prize in recognition of Henry Rishbeth's 50 years of research in the MIST field and of his work in starting the MIST meetings in 1970 (jointly with Peter Kendall), organising them for 18 years and continuing to support MIST. The aim of the prize is to encourage the highest standards of presentation and to highlight the best MIST science in the wider astrophysical community. The winning authors will be asked to write a summary of their work for publication in Astronomy and Geophysics and will receive 50 each.

2005

    Best talk:
    Hazel McAndrews et al.
    Saturn's icy satellites Dione and Enceladus: Initial results from the Cassini plasma spectrometer

    Best Poster:
    Gareth Chisham et al.
    Identifying the open-closed field line boundary in the ionosphere using the SuperDARN HF radar network

    See reports in Astronomy and Geophysics, 46, 4.22-4.23 (August 2005)

2006

    Best talk:
    Suzanne Imber et al.
    The auroral and ionospheric flow signatures of dual lobe reconnection

    Best Poster:
    Sarah James et al.
    Unique science from seven solar cycles of ionospheric monitoring

2007

    Best talk:
    Mina Ashrafi
    ASK: Auroral Structure and Kinetics in action

    See report in Astronomy and Geophysics, 48, 4.35-4.37 (August 2007)

2008

    Best talk:
    Sarah Badman et al.
    How do solar wind compressions affect the pulsing and intensity of Saturn kilometri radiation?

    Best Poster:
    Steve Milan et al.
    A super-posed epoch analysis of auroral evolution during substorm growth, onset, and recovery

    See reports in Astronomy and Geophysics, 49, (August 2008)

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