The Herschbach medal is presented at the Dynamics of Molecular Colllisions meeting [https://pubs.acs.org/toc/jpcafh/119/50] which has been held biennially for the last 54 years. At this meeting medals in theoretical and experimental molecular dynamics, named in honor of 1986 Nobel laureate Dudley R. Herschbach are awarded, in Herschbach’s words:
For bold and architectural work, inspiring and empowering. Such work addresses fundamental, challenging, frontier questions; brings forth new perspectives and capabilities; and typically excites evangelical fervor that recruits many followers.- D. Herschbach
Congrats again Dr. Yarkony!