Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 1995-06-29 07:00
PASADENA—Caltech geologist Clarence Allen will receive the 1995 Medal of the Seismological Society of America at the society's next annual meeting in April 1996 in St. Louis, Missouri. Allen, a professor of geology and geophysics, emeritus, will be honored for his "outstanding contributions in seismology or earthquake engineering."
This prize is the highest medal that the society can bestow upon a member, and unlike many awards that are given on a regular schedule, the Medal of the SSA is given only occasionally, when someone worthy is identified. The last such award was made in 1993.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 1995-05-17 07:00
PASADENA—Caltech faculty members Thomas Ahrens, Paul Jennings, and Anthony Readhead were recently elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in North America.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 1995-04-11 07:00
PASADENA—Sam Epstein and Hugh Taylor, both geologists at Caltech, and Robert Clayton of the University of Chicago jointly received the 1995 Urey Medal on April 10 at a ceremony in Strasbourg, France.
The Urey Medal is the highest award of the European Association of Geochemistry. The award, which consists of a medal and a certificate, is named for Harold C. Urey, the American chemist who discovered the isotope deuterium, a heavy form of the element hydrogen.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 1995-01-12 08:00
PASADENA—Scientists affiliated with the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) will publish three sobering papers in the January 13 issue of the prestigious journal Science. The studies examine the nature and likelihood of future earthquakes in the L.A. region, and the expected response of certain types of buildings to a major temblor. The scientists conclude that both the likelihood of major earthquakes in the region and the potential for damage to certain types of large buildings are greater than was previously thought.