Science Innovation Award

Recipient of the 2016 Science Innovation Award:

Jon Blundy, University of Bristol, UK

Jon Blundy is Professor of Petrology in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol, England. Jon came to Bristol in 1989 after completing a BA in Geology at University of Oxford (1983) and a PhD at University of Cambridge (1989), where he worked on the Adamello Batholith in the Italian Alps under the supervision of Steve Sparks. Read more

The 2016 EAG Science Innovation Award was named in honor of Alfred Edward “Ted” Ringwood for his work in petrology and mineral physics.

Make a nomination for the 2017 Science Innovation Award, honoring Heinz Lowenstam for his work in biogeochemistry, by 15 December 2016

About the EAG Science Innovation Award

The EAG Science Innovation Award recognizes 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 EAG Science Innovation Award is bestowed annually to a scientist within 30 years from the start of PhD, which must be completed. Eligibility is determined by the status of the candidate at the close of the year in which nominations are received and not the year the award is presented; hence, for the 2017 Science Innovation Award, candidates should have started their PhD in 1986 at the earliest.

The award is presented annually at the Goldschmidt Conference. The award consists of an engraved medal, an honorarium (1000 Euros), a certificate and inclusion as a Geochemical Fellow.

The EAG Science Innovation Award is bestowed annually but the subject area differs from year to year, according to the following five-year cycle:

2013
2018
2014
2019
2015
2020
2016
2021
2017
2022
Nicholas Shackleton
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 Alfred Edward “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

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