Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal for outstanding young Quaternary scientists 2021 award
Posted by Lynne Quick in INQUA News & Events on 02 May 2021
The Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal for outstanding young Quaternary scientists 2021 award
Professor Sir Nicholas Shackleton –or ‘Nick’ as he preferred to be called- was one of the foremost Quaternary scientists in the world, his scientific legacy is in no need of elaboration. In recognition of his pivotal contributions to palaeoceanography and the verification of the global importance of Milankovitch cycles, Nick was elected to the Royal Society in 1985 and knighted by the Queen in 1998. The many prizes and citations he was accorded include the Crafoord Prize (1995), the Wollaston Medal (1996), the Milankovitch Medal (1999), Foreign Associate-ship of the U.S. Academy of Sciences (2000), the Vetlesen Prize (2004) and the Blue Planet Prize (2005). In measure of his prestige, his image was selected as one of 10 to adorn a commemorative stamp collection (UK Royal Mail) which celebrated the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society, the world’s oldest continuous science academy. Nick served as President of INQUA from 1999 to 2003.
One of Nick’s most endearing qualities was his enthusiastic embracement of international collaboration and co-operation. This extended to unselfish mentoring and encouragement of young scientists, both at his home institution, Cambridge University, and elsewhere. It is for this reason that the Sir Nicholas Shackleton medal is dedicated to rewarding the achievements of outstanding young Quaternary scientists.
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