TREX’s Tom Prettyman receives AGU Fred Whipple Award

Nov 18, 2023 | Around TREX

Tom Prettyman

We are pleased to announce that team member Tom Prettyman is the 2023 recipient of the Fred Whipple Award given by the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

According to the AGU, “The Fred Whipple Award and Lecture are presented annually and recognize significant contributions to the field of planetary science from a mid-career or senior scientist. Established in 1989, this award, and accompanying lecture, are named in honor of Fred Whipple, an AGU Fellow and astronomer whose most notable work focused on comets.”

AGU’s citation said Prettyman was honored for major contributions to our understanding of planetary surface composition using the tools of neutron and gamma-ray spectroscopy on spacecraft. To learn more about both Prettyman and his work, check out this press release posted on PSI’s website.