The Royal Society has announced an award in commemoration of Professor Colin Pillinger CBE FRS.
Professor Pillinger passed away in May, and is perhaps best known as the driving force behind the UK-lead Beagle 2 mission to Mars. Amongst many other projects, he was deeply involved in the ESA Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, having proposed one of the Philae lander’s instruments, the Ptolemy mass spectrometer.
The Colin Pillinger International Exchanges Award is designed to stimulate international collaboration between leading scientists. Applications for the award will open on the 12th of December.