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Awards and prizes given to our academicians

 


Year 2011 

 

  • Doctor Alan Morgan Watson Forster, received the Scopus Mexico 2011 prize in Physics, Mathematics and Geosciences, given by the publishing company Elsevier.

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  • José Hermenegildo Peña Saint-Martin MS, received the prize Universidad Nacional en Docencia en Ciencias Exactas, from UNAM.

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  •  Doctor José de Jesús Franco López, received the Astronomical Society of Mexico Medal.


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  • Doctor José de Jesús González González. was named Head of the International Review Panel (CDR) T250 of the Javalambre Observatory, which belongs to the CEFCA (Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón).  
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  •  Doctor Julieta Norma Fierro Gossman, received the Astronomical Society of Mexico Medal; Vasco de Quiroga Medal to woman of the year of district Álvaro Obregón, was named Honorable Member of the Royal Astronomical Society Canada; and also Member of the Consejo Consultivo de Ciencias on behalf of the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua and was awarded with the Foro Permanente de Mujeres A.C. recognition 
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  •  Physicist Laura Elena Parrao López, received the Luis G. León Medal, of the Astronomical Society of Mexico.
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  •  Physicist María Estela de Lara Andrade, received the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 2011 recognition from UNAM.

 

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  • Doctor María Magdalena González Sánchez, received the Award to Young Scientists in Physics and Mathematics for Latin America and the Caribbean 2011, given by the Organization for Women in Science for Developing World (OWSD) and the Elsevier Foundation.


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  • Doctor Manuel Peimbert Sierra, received the Doctorado Honoris Causa from UNAM. He was also named Member of the Comité Evaluador de Proyectos sobre Poblaciones Estelares y el Medio Interestelar del HUBBLE, Space Telescope.

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  •  Doctor Renán Arcadio Poveda Ricalde was named Member of the External Auscultation Group of the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Tonantzintla, Puebla.

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  • Doctor Wolfgang Steffen, received the Wilhelm Bessel Friedrich Research Prize, from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.

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  • Doctor Silvia Linda Torres y Castilleja, received the UNESCO-L´Oreal Prize, for women in science. Latin American Prize.

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Prizes and awards given to our students.

 

  • Enrique Ansurez Becerril, received the Luis G. León Medal of the Astronomical Society of Mexico, and the Premio de la Juventud 2010 from the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District. 
  • Luis Alberto Torres Andrade, received Mención Honorífica in his undergraduate thesis, lead by doctor Sergio Mendoza Ramos, from the National Committee in the National Astronomy Congress.  
  • José Luis Avendaño Nández, obtained the prize to Best National Master’s Thesis, from the National Committee of the National Astronomy Congress, led by doctor William Henry Lee Alardín. . 
  • Marco Antonio Muñoz, obtained the prize to Best National Undergraduate Thesis, from the National Committee of the National Astronomy Congress, led by doctor Vladimir Antón Ávila Reese.. 
  • Roberto José Figuera Jaimes, received the CINVESTAV Prize to Best Master’s Thesis in Exact Sciences 2011, led by doctor Armando Arellano
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YEAR 2010

 

 

  • Dr. Arcadio Poveda, received an honorary doctorate degree, from the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH)

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  • The MS, Beatriz Sanchez y Sanchez, received the Federal District Government Engineering Award Mexico City 2010, with first place in the engineering professionals category in the field of Mechatronics.

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  • Dr. Deborah Dultzin Kessler won the "Award for outstanding scientific Mexican women", awarded in collaboration with the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the Federal District Government through the Institute of Science and Technology, under the "Capital City Awards: Heberto Castillo Martinez, 2010 edition”, Bicentennial of Independence and Centennial of the Revolution in Mexico City call.

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  • Dr. Irene Antonia Cruz-González Espinosa, was appointed member of the Governing Board of the University by the University Council.

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  • El doctor Dr. Jose Franco was appointed vice president of the Mexican Academy of Sciences..

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  • La doctora Dr. Julieta Fierro Gossman, received: the medal "Summa cum laude" from Sebastian Foundation NPO and the Omecihuatl Medal from the Women's Institute of the Federal District. In Manzanillo Colima, a school was named after her. She also received the medal of Gran Orden de la Reforma from the National Academy NPO

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  • Dr. Maria Leticia Carigi Delgado received "Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz” recognition from UNAM, and the rector, Dr. José Narro Robles appointed her Graduate Coordinator of Astronomy Sciences).

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  • Dr. Manuel Peimbert Sierra, won the prize in "Basic Sciences", issued by the Federal District Government through the Institute of Science and Technology, under the "Capital City Awards: Heberto Castillo Martinez, 2010 edition”, Bicentennial of Independence and Centennial of the Revolution in Mexico City call. Moreover, Radio Astronomy Laboratory on Campus 5 "José Vasconcelos" National Preparatory School of our University was named after him.
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YEAR 2009

 


  • Doctor Willian Henry Lee Alardín received the ‘‘Reconocimiento Distinción Universidad Nacional para Jóvenes Académicos 2009”, awarded by UNAM.

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  • Doctor Alejandro Farah Simón won the second place in the “Premio de Ingeniería de la Ciudad de México 2009” prize, awarded by the Mexico City government.

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  • Doctor Julieta Fierro Gossman recieved the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz award from the UNAM; the degree honorius causa from the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo.

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  • Doctor José Franco received a prize, awarded by the Sociedad Mexicana de Física [Mexican Society of Physics], for his investigation.

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  • Doctor José Octavio Valenzuela received the Reconocimiento a la Excelencia en el Desarrollo Profesional award, given by the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.

 

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  • El doctor . Alejandro Farah Simón, también obtuvo el Premio Weizmann a la Mejor Tesis doctoral en Ingeniería y Desarrollo de 2009. Por la Academia Mexicana de Ciencias   
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  • SEP [Secretary of public education], in Michoacan, named several schools with the name of some distinguished astronomers: Jorge Cantó; Julieta Fierro; Manuel Peimbert y Silvia Torres.                                    

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  • The following students received the “Guillermo Haro” award for the best thesis in Astronomy: Anahí Caldúat the BS leven, thesis directed by  Irene Cruz- González y Tomás Verdugo at PhD level, thesis directed by José Antonio de Diego..

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  • La The Mexican magazine of Astronomy and Astrophisics was awarded, by Thomson Reuters, because of its scientific input given to the international literature, which is considered as the best literature in its branch around Latin America.

 

 

 

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  • Doctor Lucero Uscanga Aguilera, from the postgraduate course of science [Astronomy], was awarded with the Premio Weizmann 2007 prize, for the best doctoral thesis, which was directed by Dr. Jorge Cantó Illa, researcher at IAUNAM en Cd. Universitaria

 

 


YEAR 2008

 

 

 

  • Dr. Silvia Torres Castilleja received the National Prize for Arts and Sciences 2007 February 15th, 2008, from the President of Mexico.

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  • MS Christine Patricia Allen Armiño, received the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz recognition from the UNAM

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  • Dr Jorge Cantó Illa was awarded with the  “Marcos Moshinsky Medal in Theoretical Physics” by the Institute of Physics in 2008.

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  • Dra. Julieta Fierro Gossman, was invited to become a member of the “New York Academy of Sciences”.

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YEAR 2007

 

 

  • Esteban A. Luna Aguilar, Juan Manuel Núñez Alfonso, Jorge Valdéz Hernández and Luis Salas Casales received the State Science and Technology Prize, awarded by the State Council of Science and Technology of Baja California, (COCYT BC in Spanish), for the innovative work done in the HYDRA project, Hydrodynamic Poliching.

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  • MS. Julieta Fierro Gossman, was awarded Latin American University Prize, which consisted of a medal and a certificate. She was honored by the National Women's Institute, by naming the "Award for Mexican women Inventors and Innovators: Emission Julieta Fierro; the Institute also gave her a Gold Medal.
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  • Dr. Manuel Peimbert Sierra, was appointed National Emeritus Researcher by the National System of Researchers, CONACYT.

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  • Dr. Miriam Peña Cardenas, received the UNAM "Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Acknowledgement”.

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  • The Institute of Science and Technology of the Federal District honored Dr. Silvia Torres Castilleja, by naming the Basic Sciences Award "Silvia Torres Castilleja" for the call of the Capital City Awards: Heberto Castillo Martinez, she was also awarded a Gold Medal with her name and appointed National Emeritus Researcher, for the National System of Researchers, CONACYT.
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  • The National Chamber of Publishing Industry awarded the 2007 Award to Martin Waldseemüller’s Editorial Art: "Introduction to Cosmography and the Four Navigations of Amerigo Vespucci", Institutes of Astronomy, Geography and Historical Research Coedition.

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YEAR 2006

  • Dr. Arcadio Povedad Renán was given the keys of Merida City, Yucatan, by the government of the municipality.

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  • M.S. Christine Allen Armiño was elected president in the 26th Commission (double and multiple stars) of the International Astronomical Union.

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  • Dr. Irene Cruz- González received the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz award given by UNAM.

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  • M.S. Julieta Fierro Gossman was awarded with the Doctorate Honoris Causa in Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo del Estado de Michoacán. She was also named member in the nominations committee of the International Astronomical Union in Paris, France.

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  • Dr. Manuel Peimbert Sierra was designed Emeritus Researcher by UNAM university board.

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  • Dr. Marco Antonio Martos Núñez de Cáceres was named Coordinator of Science (Astronomy) Postgraduate courses by Rector Dr. Juan Ramón de la Fuente.

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  • Dr. Vladimir Ávila Reese was appointed as Ciudadano de Honor de Tarija y la Provincia Cercado, Bolivia, by the honourable city hall of Tarija, Bolivia.

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YEAR 2005

 

  • MS Julieta Fierro Gossman received the Flama Prize, given by the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, the Golden Medal of Aichi’s World Exposition in Japan, the Master de Oro Prize in España and México.

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  • Dr. Manuel Peimbert Sierra was appointed Head of the Admissions Committee of the Third World Academy of Sciences, in the area of Astronomy and Special Sciences.

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  • Dr Margarita Rosado Solís received the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz recognition from the UNAM.

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  • Dr. José Franco was elected Secretary of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.

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YEAR 2004

 

  • MS Christine Allen Armiño was appointed to the Commission 41 (Historical Astronomy) of the International Astronomical Union.

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  • Dr. Deborah Dultzin Kessler received received the UNAM "Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Acknowledgement”.

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  • (Astronomy) to the Dr. Jorge Cantó Illa.

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  • MS Julieta Fierro Gossman received the "Benito Juarez" medal issued by the Mexican Society of Geography and Statistics, the "Distinguished Women Award" by the Grand Lodge of the Valley of Mexico and the trophy for the Montblanc Woman at the category Breaking Through Woman. She was also reelected president of the Mexican Academy of Natural Sciences teachers

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  • Dr. Remy Ávila Foucat, who made an extended visit to our Institute, received the National University acknowledgement for Distinguished Young Scholars in the area of technological innovation.

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  • Dr. Jose Franco was appointed President of the Mexico Section of the International Astronomical Union, France.
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YEAR 2003

 

  • Dr. Arcadio Poveda Ricalde was appointed as National Research Excellence of the National System of Researchers CONACYT, and obtained the recognition of the Rectory and Coordination of Scientific Research “Forjadores de la Ciencia” award, for his academic career.

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  • Dr. Jorge Cantó Illa received the National Prize of Sciences and Arts, awarded by the Office of the President.

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  • Dr. Jose Franco was appointed Mexican representative on the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, USA, and President of the Mexico section of the International Astronomical Union, France.

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  • M.S. Julieta Fierro Gossman received the Citizen Merit Medal 2003, awarded by the Mexico City Legislative Assembly. She was appointed Woman of the Year 2003, by the National Woman of the Year AC., Academician of the Mexican Academy of Language; Honorary Member of the Mexican Society for Astrobiology, AC., also received the recognition Wise Women Laureana Wright at the Academy of Women of the Mexican Society of Geography and Statistics, and the Lions Club of Mexico City, CA., recognized her for her outstanding contribution in the science field in Mexico.
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  • Dr. Silvia Torres Castilleja received the Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz recognition, awarded by UNAM.

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YEAR 2002

 

  • Dr. José de Jesús Franco López, received the National University Prize in Exact Sciences Research.

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  • Dr. Élfego Guillermo Ruiz Schenider (Group), received the National University Prize in Technological Innovation and Industrial Design.

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  • Dr Irene Cruz- González Espinoza (Group), received the National University Prize in Technological Innovation and Industrial Design

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  • Dr. Luis Salas Casales (Group), received the National University Prize in Technological Innovation and Industrial Design.

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  • Physicist Leonel Gutiérrez Albores (Group), received the National University Prize in Technological Innovation and Industrial Design.

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YEAR 2001

 

  • Dr. Arcadio Poveda received a doctorate honoris causa of the University Council of the UNAM, He was also appointed member of the Advisory Board for the Popularization of Science and Technology CONACYT.

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  • Dr. Gloria Koenigsberger was appointed by choice, a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) and the Working Group for International Members, AURA.

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  • Dr. Susana Lizano was elected Councilor of the America Astronomical Society for the period (2001-2003). She also received the award for Scientific Research 2001, of the Mexican Physical Society.

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  • MS Julieta Fierro received the Latin American award of Popularization of Science and Technology 2000-2001 from the RED POP UNESCO dependent.
  • The First ATEI prize in the first Iberoamerican Telefestival by Satellite Video Programs and Educational and Cultural Television.
  • The Federal District Legislative Assembly awarded Distinction for famous women of Mexico.
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