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The Fluid Dynamics Prize recognizes and encourages outstanding achievement in fluid dynamics research. Recipients of this prize are honored at the annual meeting and present a lecture on their work.
To recognize and encourage a particularly influential contribution to fundamental fluid dynamics.
The Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award provides recognition to a young scientist who has performed original doctoral thesis work of outstanding scientific quality and achievement in the area of fluid dynamics.
In 2004, the Otto Laporte award was combined with the Fluid Dynamics Prize so that the Division of Fluid Dynamics would have a single major prize - the Fluid Dynamics Prize. The award had originally been established as a division lectureship to recognize outstanding contributions to fluid dynamics and to honor Otto Laporte.
The Division of Fluid Dynamics awards The François Frenkiel Award to young investigators in recognition of significant contributions to Fluid Mechanics that have also been published during the previous year in Physical Review Fluids. Eligible authors must have not more than 12 years of full-time employment after their most advanced academic degree was awarded, prior to the paper’s year of publication. The selection of the winner is determined by the Frenkiel Award Committee and is presented each year at the DFD Annual Meeting in November. The annual award consists of $1,000 ($500 each for multiple authors), a certificate citing the accomplishment, and an allowance for registration (all authors) and travel (presenting author) to attend the annual meeting.