PS Planetary and Solar System Sciences
The 2013 Division Outstanding Young Scientists Award is awarded to Yong Wei for finding innovative ways to compare the solar influence on the terrestrial planets.
Yong Wei finished his PhD at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. He has been very active in finding new approaches to compare the solar influence on the terrestrial planets. The wider implications of his work are reflected in the selection of a recent publication of his on planetary ion outflow from Earth and Mars, for and ESA press release. Further, his paper at the last EGU conference on the expansion of the ionosphere of Venus in tenuous solar wind was selected as a paper of special interest. Wei is a young researcher with outstanding abilities in the analysis of space science data, in combination with observations from a broad range of geophysical research areas, with a wide knowledge of new results in geology, geophysics and planetology.