Department, Mineralogy

On October 13, 2017, Geophysical Laboratory Staff Scientist and Deep Carbon Observatory Executive Director Robert Hazen was awarded Honorary Membership in the Russian Mineralogical Society (RMS) for his “outstanding contributions to crystal chemistry of minerals under extreme conditions and theor

Geochemistry

The Geophysical Laboratory’s Alex Goncharov and Terrestrial Magnetism’s Peter van Keken were awarded a Venture Grant to apply a novel flash-heating method for high- pressure/high-temperature experiments to measure the thermal conductivity of Mars. They will then develop new models to understand why that planet cooled so fast and early.

Department

GL alum Sergey Lobanov received official confirmation from the Helmholtz Association this week that he has won the competition for the Helmholtz Young Investigator Group Leaders award. This means that he will receive 1.8 million Euro for 2018-2023 to establish a new group at GFZ (Potsdam, Germany).

Department, Planetary Science

GL alum Francis McCubbin is the recent recipient of the 2017 F.W. Clarke Award from the Geochemical Society, AND the Nier Prize from the Meteoritical Society. The two medals are the awards from each society for outstanding early career scientists, and Francis is only the second person to win both.

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GL alum Li Zhang received the Shen-su Sun Award at the 2017 Goldschmidt conference based on her work of the, "Discovery of an Fe-Rich Hydrous Phase in the Deep Lower Mantle." The Shen-su Sun Award is to recognize exceptional geoscientists younger than 40 years, who work in mainland China, Taiwan,

Department, High Pressure, Materials, Matter at Extreme States

The Geophysical Laboratory’s Postdoctoral Associate Zachary Geballe has been honored with Carnegie’s seventh Postdoctoral Innovation and Excellence (PIE) Award. These prizes are made through nominations from the departments and are chosen by the Office of the President.

Geochemistry

The Fellowship was awarded, "For outstanding contributions to experimental petrology especially to the structures, properties, and elemental partitioning behavior of magmas and fluids at high pressure and temperature, and also for his continuing initiatives to activate the Japanese Geoscience Union and its International Journal, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (PEPS)”.

High Pressure

Yingwei Fei, a high-pressure experimentalist at the Geophysical Laboratory, and Peter Driscoll, a theoretical geophysicist at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, have been awarded a Carnegie Science Venture Grant for their project “Direct Shock Compression of Pre-synthesized Mantle Mineral to Super-Earth Interior Conditions.”

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The Geophysical Laboratory's Anat Shahar and Bob Hazen received the top two awards from the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) during the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting on 27 September in Denver, CO.  Hazen and Shahar gave outstanding award lectures and join the likes of many GL alumni in each category.  Shahar received the MSA Award and Hazen received the MSA Roebling Medal. Congratulations to both on awards well deserved!

Planetary Science

Congratulations to the Geophysical Laboratory's own Stephen Elardo on receiving NASA's Early Career Fellowship!

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