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2023 RECIPIENT
Kenneth P Kodama
Ken P. Kodama has transformed sedimentary paleomagnetism through his recognition of compaction-induced inclination shallowing, and he has led the community in developing rock magnetic cyclostratigraphy. In both areas, Ken’s work has enabled countless...
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2022 RECIPIENT
Courtney Jean Sprain
We recognize Prof. Courtney Sprain for “outstanding contributions to geochronology including radiometric and paleomagnetic methods to solve persistent problems in the Earth sciences.” Her research focuses on a better understanding of important aspect...
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2021 RECIPIENT
Richard J Blakely
I am pleased and honored to present the 2021 William Gilbert Award to Richard Blakely for fundamental work revealing the structure of active plate margins and for outstanding service to the Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism, and Electromagnetism (GPE) com...
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2020 RECIPIENT
Roger R Fu
2019 RECIPIENT
Suzanne A McEnroe
I am delighted that the AGU Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism, and Electromagnetism (GPE) section has chosen Suzanne McEnroe to receive the 2019 William Gilbert Award. In her career, Suzanne has carried out groundbreaking fundamental research on magnetic ...
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2018 RECIPIENT
Lennart V de Groot
It is my privilege to introduce Lennart de Groot as the 2018 recipient of the William Gilbert Award, in recognition of his important contributions to rock magnetism and paleomagnetism and their applications to geomagnetism. Over the past decade, our ...
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2017 RECIPIENT
John R Booker
The 2017 William Gilbert Award is given to Prof. John Booker in recognition of his outstanding leadership and service to the Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism, and Electromagnetism (GPE) community and of the impact of his work in elucidating lithospheric ...
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2016 RECIPIENT
Ron Shaar
It is my privilege to introduce Ron Shaar as the 2016 recipient of the William Gilbert award, in recognition of his important contributions to the study of geomagnetic paleointensity. Quantifying the magnetic field strength over the Earth’s surface a...
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