Levallois Medal Awarded to Professor Reiner Rummel
The Levallois Medal is presented by the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) every four years “in recognition of distinguished service to the association and/or to the science of geodesy in general”. The Medail was established in 1979 to honour Jean-Jacques Levallois for his long service from 1960 to 1975 as Secretary General of the IAG. This year the Levallois Medal was awarded to Reiner Rummel during the opening ceremony of the IAG symposia at the International Union of Geodesy & Geophysics’ General Assembly, 20 June – 2 July 2015, in Prague, Czech Republic.
Reiner Rummel is one of the outstanding geodesists of the late 20th – early 21st century. The award committee concluded its report with the statement ”it has been our pleasure and honour to write this citation for Reiner Rummel – an outstanding geodesist and a dear friend”.
Chris Rizos, President of IAG 2011-2015
(Auszug aus der Mitteilung in den IAG Newsletters July 2015)