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Numéro d'artefact
2002.0128.001
Modèle
RUMFORD PRIZE
Fabricant
SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW CO.
Lieu du fabricant
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Date De Fabrication
1971
contexte Fonction
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELDS OF LIGHT AND HEAT.
contexte technique
RUMFORD PRIZE IS 1 OF 7 AWARDS GIVEN BY AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES. EST'D IN 1839, IT IS ONE OF THE OLDEST SCIENTIFIC PRIZES IN THE US. THE ENDOWMENT WAS CREATED BY A BEQUEST TO THE ACADEMY FROM BENJAMIN THOMPSON, COUNT RUMFORD, IN 1796. THE AWARD RECOGNIZES CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELDS OF HEAT & LIGHT. (REF.1) *
contexte Canada
MEDAL PRESENTED TO PROF. J.L. (ALLEN) YEN, TEAM LEADER OF THE GROUP OF CDN SCIENTISTS CITED FOR THEIR SUCCESS IN THE LONG BASE LINE INTERFEROMETER THAT CONNECTED THE RADIO TELESCOPES AT ALGONQUIN RADIO OBSERVATORY (ALGONQUIN PARK, ON) & THE DOMINION RADIO ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY (PENTICTON, BC) IN 1967 (REF. 1). CANADA'S LONG BASE LINE INTERFEROMETER PROJECT WAS FIRST SUCCESSFUL LINKING OF DATA RECEIVED AT SITES THAT WERE NOT DIRECTLY CONNECTED: THE RECORD FOR PREVIOUS RADIO TELESCOPE DISHES BEING ONLY A FEW KILOMETERS APART, AND 'HARD' WIRED (REF. 1).
Description
.1 SILVER MEDAL..2 PRESENTATION CASE COVERED IN IMITATION LEATHER; LINED WITH SILK & VELVET.
Nombres de pièces
2
Fini(s) de l'artefact
.1 SILVER MEDAL..2 CASE HAS BLACK PEBBLE-TEXTURED EXTERIOR; DARK RED VELVET & SATIN LINING.
Marques sur l'artefact
.1 Face of coin marked: [cast] "RUMFORD MEDAL FOR DISCOVERIES IN LIGHT OR HEAT/ AWARDED/ BY THE/ AMERICAN ACADEMY/ OF/ ARTS AND SCIENCES/ TO/ [inscribed] THE CANADIAN RESEARCH TEAM/ FOR WORK IN THE FIELD OF/ LONG BASELINE INTERFEROMETRY/ 1971". Obverse bears raised portrait of Rumford, and text: [cast] "* BENJAMIN COUNT RUMFORD */ BORN 1753 DIED 1814". "FURST, F." cast in raised print below portrait. "SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW CO./ STERLING" & "NORMAN W. BROTEN- JACK L. LOCKE- THOMAS H. LEGG- CHARLES W. McLEISHROGER S. RICHARDS- R.M. CHISHOLM- H.P. GUSH- J.L. YEN- JOHN A. GALT" incised along edge./ .2 "SHREVE/ CRUMP & LOW COMPANY/ BOSTON" PRINTED IN GOLD ON CASE LID LINING.
Décoration de l'artefact
OBVERSE SIDE OF MEDAL BEARS RAISED LIKENESS OF BENJAMIN, COUNT RUMFORD, BY F. FURST, AS SEEN IN PROFILE.
Pièce(s) manquante(s)
NONE.
Groupe 1
Astronomie
Catégorie 1
Commémoratif
Sous-catégorie 1
Prix
Matériau(x)
métal->argent;fibre->soie;fibre->velours;synthétique->similicuir