Sikkens Prize
Sikkens Prize winners Carolyn Porco
Carolyn Porco

Carolyn Porco

The winner of the 2020 Sikkens Prize is the American planetologist Carolyn Porco (New York City, 1953)

As a scientist and team leader of the Cassini mission, she made an exceptional contribution to a realistic and colorful picture of the universe. The images make us aware of the fragility of our planet. In the opinion of the board, Carolyn Porco brings together scientific, aesthetic and social objectives in her groundbreaking work.

The Day the Earth Smiled The Day the Earth Smiled  
Fountains of Enceladus (false colour) (PIA 07759) Fountains of Enceladus  
Obscured by Rings (PIA 14923) Obscured by Rings