Academy Prizes Medal
Tarih: 27 ŞUBAT 2016 Okunma Sayısı: 1518
The Prize medal is a hand-made silver medal with a world map on the front side and the name and the field of the laureate on the rear side.
The map on the front side is one of the earliest world map drawn by a Turkish geographer/admiral in early modern period. This map was compiled by Piri Reis in 1513 and shows the western coasts of Europe, North Africa and the coast of Brazil with reasonable accuracy. It signifies three features of academy prizes namely
1) As a world map, it signifies that the prize is an international prize
2) As it's been compiled by a Turkish geographer/cartographer, it signifies that the prize is awarded by Turkish Academy of Sciences
3) As it is one the earliest accurate world map in science of geography and cartography, it signifies that it is an award by a science academy