Terrestrial and planetary scientist
Anton L Hales served at the Australian National University as director of the Research School of Earth Sciences.
Professor Anton L Hales FAA, who founded the Research School of Earth Sciences in the Australian National University, worked as its director and has made immense contributions in the field of Earth Sciences. The Anton Hales Medal, awarded in his honor, is meant to encourage and recognize notable research work made in Earth Sciences.
This award is granted during a calendar year to a researcher, who has offered unstinted services and conducted research works in Earth Sciences. The awardee should preferably be forty years or less, unless he or she has made a remarkable and path-breaking research that merits the award. This annual award, given in the memory of Professor Anton Hales, is exclusively granted to a researcher of Australian descent, for carrying out such a work in Australia.