Benjamin Franklin Lecture

Basic Information

The Benjamin Franklin Lecture honors the life and work of scientist, Benjamin Franklin. In addition to being one of the founding fathers of the United States, Franklin is also known for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.

This Atmospheric and Space Electricity focus group named lecture is now presented in odd-numbered years at the AGU Fall Meeting.

CITATION/SCOPE STATEMENT

In honor of the life and work of scientist Benjamin Franklin, the Franklin Lecture recognizes a highly accomplished and interdisciplinary researcher for meritorious work toward the advancement and promotion of discovery in Atmospheric and Space Electricity for the benefit of humanity.

AWARD INCLUDES

  • Lecture certificate
  • Announcement in Eos and other AGU media
  • Invitation to present a talk at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • Complimentary ticket to the ASE ticketed event at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

FREQUENCY: Presented bi-annually.

CAREER LEVEL: Mid-Career, Senior Scientist