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Leonard Medal Committee

The Leonard Medal Committee recommends to the Council candidates for the Leonard Medal, the Nier Prize, and, in even-numbered years, for Society Fellowships.

Leonard Medal: outstanding contributions to the science of meteoritics

Nier Prize: outstanding research in meteoritics

Fellows: distinction in meteoritics or closely allied fields

The committee is comprised of five members who serve staggered five-year terms; each year the President appoints one new member. The President also appoints the chair; since 2012 the chair is the member serving in their fourth year.

Committee Members

  • Roger Hewins 2020
  • Richard Binzel (Chair) 2019
  • Maria Schönbächler 2021
  • Hiroshi Hidaka 2022
  • Sara Russell (compiling nominations) 2018
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