Awards 2020

The award winners 2020 will be presented at the virtual conference of the AG in September.


The AG awards several high-ranking prizes to people who have made outstanding contributions to astronomical research. The following prizes are to be awarded 2020: the Karl Schwarzschild medal, the Ludwig Biermann Award, the Doctoral Thesis Award and the Astrophysical Software Award.

The Executive Committee of the AG nominates the laureate of the Karl Schwarzschild Medal. For all other prizes, AG members were invited to submit proposals for candidates in writing to the President by May 31, 2020.

During the virtual AG conference, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 14:00 o’clock this year's award winners will be presented. The plenary prize lectures of the award winners are scheduled for the 2021 annual meeting of the AG.

You can find details on the awarding of prizes at: