The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) has selected Robert Hazen, Executive Director of the Deep Carbon Observatory and Senior Staff Scientist at the Carrnegie Institution of Washington, USA, to receive the 2016 Roebling Medal for his ongoing research into the co-evolution of the geosphere and biosphere.
The Roebling Medal, MSA’s highest distinction, is awarded to one scientist annually for outstanding contributions to scientific research in the field of mineralogy. First bestowed in 1937, the Roebling Medal is named in honor of Colonel Washington A. Roebling (1837-1926), an avid mineral collector who was involved with the MSA from its founding in 1919 until his death.
Robert Hazen joins a distinguished group of scientists honored with the Roebling Medal, including notable past recipients Norman L. Bowen (1950) and Linus Pauling (1967).
The 2016 awards also recognize DCO researcher Anat Shahar (Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA), who will receive the 2016 MSA Award. This award celebrates outstanding scientific publications in mineralogy by young or early career scientists.
More information about the Roebling Medal is available here.