TOPIC: for each paper submitted to one of the two Topical Collections of CM&DA, a prize will be awarded to the best original research work, showing innovative theoretical and/or numerical methods in Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics. We remind that the Topical Collections are:

  1. Innovative computational methods in dynamical astronomy
  2. Variational and perturbative methods in Celestial Mechanics.

APPLICATION: The applicant is required to send to a short summary (maximum 1 page) in PDF format, including the abstract of the paper or a description of the methods and the main results. A short bibliography can be added.
The applicant should send also a short CV (max 5 pages) in PDF format, including the list of the 10 main publications.

REQUIREMENTS: The applicant, or at least one of the authors, is required to participate to CELMEC. No other specific requirements are needed; in particular, there are no limitations on the age or nationality of the applicant.

SELECTION: a special committee formed by 3 distinguished scientists will select the best work.

DEADLINE: 15 December 2022, at 5 p.m. CET.

PRIZE CEREMONY: for each Topical Collection, one prize will be awarded; prizes will be sponsored also by Springer Nature. The prize ceremony will take place in September 2023 with the delivery of seminars describing the content of the winning papers.