William Bowie Lecture

Basic Information

The William Bowie Lecture honors the life and work of geodetic engineer and AGU’s first president, William Bowie.

This Geodesy section named lecture is the premier scientific activity of the Geodesy section held during the AGU Fall Meeting. The Bowie Lecture is webcast and made available as an archived presentation on the AGU website.

The Bowie Lecture series was inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, which is AGU’s first medal and highest honor given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and unselfish cooperation in research. Section and focus group named lectures that are established in honor of a past Bowie medalist are also categorized as part of the Bowie Lecture series.

CITATION/SCOPE STATEMENT

In recognition of outstanding contributions to fundamentals geophysics and unselfish cooperation in research.

LECTURE INCLUDES

  • Lecture certificate
  • Announcement in Eos
  • Invitation to present the Bowie Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

FREQUENCY: Presented annually.