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2011

EGU

Award of

Vening Meinesz Medal

to Prof. Harald Schuh

Vening Meinesz Medaille

The Vening Meinesz Medal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), was conferred to Prof. Harald Schuh from the Technical University of Vienna for his work in the field of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) and his important contribution to geodetic space research. This medal has been established by the Division of Geodesy of the EGU in recognition of the scientific achievements of Vening Meinesz.

Prof. Schuh has achieved a deep understanding in the complex dynamics of the Earth's rotation, with respect to the related processes covering Earth orientation, geophysics and astrophysics. Moreover, Prof. Schuh used VLBI for the realization of a kinematic inertial reference system and pushed the steady improvement of VLBI measurement technology and analysis.

After the award ceremony Prof. Schuh gave the Vening Meinesz Medal Lecture with the title: VLBI - A Fascinating Technique for Geodesy and Astrometry.

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