James Farquhar, University of Maryland, USA
The 2014 EAG Science Innovation Award has been named in honor of Samuel Epstein for his work in isotope geochemistry.
About the EAG Science Innovation Award
The EAG Science Innovation Award takes the form of a medal plus certificate to be bestowed upon scientists who have recently made a particularly important and innovative breakthrough in geochemistry. The geochemical research must be highly original and contribute in a significant fashion to our understanding of the natural behaviour of the Earth or planets. Such a contribution must be in the form of a widely recognized important piece of innovative scientific research published in a peer-reviewed journal.
The recipient must be between 35 and 55 years old.
The EAG Science Innovation Award is bestowed annually but the subject area differs from year to year, according to the following five-year cycle:
Medal honoring his work in climatology
|Samuel Epstein Medal honoring his work in isotope geochemistry||Werner Stumm Medal honoring his work in low temperature and surface geochemistry||Ted Ringwood Medal honoring his work in petrology and mineral physics||Heinz Lowenstam Medal honoring his work in biogeochemistry|
Former recipients of the Science Innovation Award
- 2013 Jérôme Chappellaz, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
- 2012 Katherine Freeman, PennState University, USA and Daniel Sigman, Princeton University, USA – Heinz Lowenstam Medal
- 2011 Kei Hirose, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan – Ted Ringwood Medal
- 2010 William H. Casey, UC Davis, USA – Werner Stumm Medal
- 2009 John M. Eiler, Caltech, USA – Samuel Epstein Medal
- 2008 R. Lawrence Edwards, University of Minnesota, USA – Shackleton Medal