Dongzhou Zhang Awarded the 2015 Graduate Research Award from the Mineral and Rock Physics Focus Group of the American Geophysical Union
The Mineral and Rock Physics focus group of the American Geophysical Union has awarded Dongzhou Zhang the 2015 Graduate Research Award, in recognition of his Ph.D. thesis work on the development and application of new techniques to constrain melting points of iron-alloys under extreme conditions.
Established in 1990, the Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award is given annually to one or more promising young scientists (current Ph.D. students and individuals who have completed the degree requirements for a Ph.D. or highest equivalent terminal degree up to 12 months prior to the nomination deadline) in recognition of outstanding contributions achieved during their Ph.D. research.
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Natalia Solomatova wins book voucher from Springer-Verlag at the Annual Meeting of COMPRES
At the Annual Meeting of COMPRES last week in Colorado Springs, a contest was conducted to select the best poster presenter, with the winners to receive one of the 150 Euro book vouchers from Springer-Verlag. Natalia won for her presentation of "Spin crossover and equation of state of (Mg.Fe)O". All four winners were graduate students currently at member institutions of COMPRES.
The winners are:
Alisha Clark, University of California Davis
Rebecca Fischer, University of Chicago
Dylan Rittman, Stanford University
Natalia Solomatova, Caltech
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Congratulations to the 2015 GPS Division Graduates
Congratulations to the Geological & Planetary Sciences Division graduates! In particular, we would like to recognize the Seismological Laboratory's Geophysics doctoral graduate Dongzhou Zhang.
Hiroo Kanamori Receives Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Award
The American Geosciences Institute has named Hiroo Kanamori, John E. and Hazel S. Smits Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, as the recipient of the Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal for 2015.
The Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal is given to a recipient with consistent contributions of high-quality scientific achievements and service to the Earth Sciences having lasting, historic value; who has been recognized for accomplishments in field(s) of expertise by professional societies, universities, or other organizations; and is a senior scientist nearing completion or has completed full-time regular employment. Prior to 2007 it had been called the AGI Legendary Geoscientist Award.
Congratulations Dr. Kanamori!
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IHS Global, Inc Awards Dr. Joann Stock the Renewal of a Kingdom Software License
Caltech Seismological Laboratory professor Joann Stock has been awarded a renewal of a KINGDOM Software Educational License from IHS Global, Inc.The amount of this 3 year grant is valued at $3,798,900.
The additional three-year license will allow continued interpretation of active source seismic data available from several locations (Antarctica, Mexico, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Southern California).
In addition, a student training class in marine geophysics on board ship in spring 2016 is in the initial planning stages. The cruise will collect multichannel seismic data in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (See course description for Ge211, Applied Geophysics 11).
IHS Global, Inc's KINGDOM® software is an intuitive, cost-effective geoscience software solution. Kingdom combines simplicity and sophisticated science to provide basin-wide capabilities, advanced field evaluation, seismic and geological interpretation to well site identification and planning.
For more on Kingdom Software Educational Licenses click here.
Hiroo Kanamori Receives Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star
On November 3, 2014 the Government of Japan announced the recipients of its Fall 2014 Decorations. Hiroo Kanamori, John E. and Hazel S. Smits Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, will be receiving the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star for his contributions to education and research.
Dr. Kanamori's research on clarifying the source process of massive earthqaukes in order to quantify the physical process of the epicenter based on the seismic record was a breakthrough in the study of seismology. These research results have led to the development of systems to help reduce seismic disaster and also contributed to the spread of earthquake early warning and earthquake alarm systems in Japan.
Congratulations Dr. Kanamori!
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Congratulations to the 2014 GPS Division Graduates in the Seismo Lab
Congratulations to the Geological & Planetary Sciences Division graduates! In particular, we would like to recognize the Seismological Laboratory's Geophysics doctoral graduates pictured with Dr. Ken Farley (from left to right) Yihe Huang, Sara Dougherty, and Zhongwen Zhan.
Victor Tsai Awarded 2014 Charles F. Richter Early Career Award by the Seismological Society of America
The Seismological Society of America awarded Victor Tsai the Charles F. Richter Early Career award at the Annual Meeting held April 30 - May 2, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. The presentation of the award will take place during the 2015 Annual Meeting, April 21-23, 2015 in Pasadena.
The Charles F. Richter Early Career Award honors outstanding contributions to the goals of the Society by a member early in her or his career. No more than one Richter Award may be given each calendar year. The Richter award is presented at the annual meeting following the year of the award.
Rachel Miller Selected to Receive a 2014 NDSEG Fellowship
Rachel Miller, 2nd year graduate student in geophysics, has been selected to receive a 2014 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense. This fellowship is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.
Dongzhou Zhang Recipient of the 2013 National Award for Outstanding Self-financed Chinese Students Studying Abroad
Dongzhou Zhang receives the 2013 National Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Studying Abroad, sponsored by the China Scholarship Council (CSC).
This award was founded by the Chinese government in 2003 with the purpose of rewarding academic excellence of self-financed Chinese students studying overseas. Only those with outstanding performance in their Ph.D. studies are considered for the award, and 518 students from all over the world were granted the award this year.