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Tectonophysics News

High Honor of Science and Engineering

April 2006 | The National Academies
Don Forsyth, the James L. Manning Professor of Geological Sciences, was named one of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates, elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Geological society honors Forsyth

November 2005 | Inside Brown
The Geological Society of America awarded Donald Forsyth a major honor - the Arthur L. Day Medal - in Salt Lake City at its annual meeting. The Day Medal is awarded for outstanding work in applying physics or chemistry to solve geologic problems.

Birth of Oceanic Plates

September 2005 | Nature
In the first joint interpretation of data from the landmark MELT study, a team of scientists including Donald Forsyth has found unexpected changes in the patterns of seismic velocity and electrical conductivity near the East Pacific Rise, changes due to dehydration and cooling.

Seismic Study Shakes Up Plate Tectonics

August 2005 | Nature |
Research led by Geoligical Science graduate student Catherine Rychert makes a fundamental contribution to what is known about the lithosphere, Earth’s cool, rigid upper layer. The research, published in the current Nature, and funded by the National Science Foundation, runs counter to what some scientists believe is true about the ground beneath our feet.