Shakti P. Duggal, a widely respected member of the international cosmic ray community, was a member of the scientific staff of the Bartol Research Foundation for 22 years prior to his untimely death in 1982 at the age of 50. In his memory an award has been established by his colleagues and friends to honor outstanding work by a young scientist in the field of cosmic ray physics. The first biennial award, consisting of $1,000 and a plaque, will be presented at the 19th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC), to be held in La Jolla, Calif., August 10–24, 1985.
The intent of this award is to inspire young cosmic ray scientists at an early stage of their careers. The recipient will not have attained the age of 36 on January 1 of the year of the ICRC at which the award will be presented. Subject to this limitation, any person from anywhere in the world who has contributed to the field of cosmic ray physics is eligible for consideration. Selection of the prize winner will be made by an international committee consisting of John Simpson, University of Chicago; Peter Fowler, University of Bristol; Michelle Casse, Center for Nuclear Studies, Saclay, France; Arnold Wolfendale, University of Durham; and Martin Pomerantz, Bartol Research Foundation, University of Delaware.