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Seismic Sensors in Orbit
The Francis Birch Lecture honors the life and work of Francis Birch, a renowned geophysicist. It is presented annually to a recipient who exemplifies Birch’s work, especially those focused on elasticity, phase relations, thermal properties, heat flow, and the composition of the Earth’s interior. The lecture is presented during the AGU Fall Meeting.
The Birch Lecture is also part of the Bowie Lecture Series, established in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, AGU’s highest honor.
AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Francis Birch Lecture will receive the following benefits with the honor:
Recognition in Eos
Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
An invitation to present the Birch Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
The following relationships need to be identified and communicated to the Award Committee but will not disqualify individuals from participating in the nomination or committee review process. These apply to committee members, nominators, and supporters:
Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the award nomination process as a nominator or supporter:
Named section lectures are not required to follow a nomination cycle process. Sections have the flexibility to adopt the process that will best serve their communities in seeking lecture recipients. For nomination requirements, please contact Julia Morgan, Tectonophysics section president.
Nominations are now closed. The 2021 Nominations for all AGU honors will open on Thursday 15 October 2020.
Year of honor
Carolina R. Lithgow-Bertelloni
W. Roger Buck
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