The news just came out that Prof. Spyros Pandis was awarded the 2021 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal of the EGU (https://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/vilhelm-bjerknes/). This is the highest distinction offered by the Atmospheric Sciences in Europe. The medal was named after Vilhelm Bjerknes (https://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/portrait-vilhelm-bjerknes/), whom lead the theoretical foundations of weather prediction and made groundbreaking contributions in all areas of atmospheric science (including cloud formation!).
The medal will be given this year during the EGU Annual Assembly in April, in a special ceremony organized by the Atmospheric Sciences Division. Because of the COVID situation, there will be webcasting of the event.
We should also remember that Maria Kanakidou is the 2016 (and only one of two female) recipients of the medal. A great honor to have both in PANACEA !