2012 Awards and News
Berkeley will be showing its appreciation on Thursday September 20th at The Bancroft Hotel* from 12 noon ‘til 2 pm, with a luncheon. Please attend, the food is delicious and we will announce this year’s winners of a very hotly contested ‘2012 Faculty Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring’. This year we received many, very competitive applications. Because we received such great nominations, we were unable to select a single winner. Instead, we chose two faculty members who stood out above the rest as outstanding postdoctoral mentors. The faculty winners of the 2012 Faculty Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring are:
Professor Roland Bürgmann of the Department of Earth and Planetary Science and
Professor William Jagust of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
Your spouse, partner, and family members are also invited, but everyone has to register using the following link: http://npadsept202012.eventbrite.com
ChronoZoom is an open-source community project dedicated to visualizing the history of everything. Big History is the attempt to understand, in a unified, interdisciplinary way, the history of cosmos, Earth, life, and humanity. It is a collaboration between a team at Berkeley led by Professor Walter Alvarez and Microsoft Research and Moscow State University in Russia. ChronoZoom was developed to make time relationships between different studies of history clear and vivid. In the process, it provides a framework for exploring related electronic resources. It thus serves as a “master timeline” tying together all kinds of specialized timelines and electronic resources, and aspires to bridge the gap between humanities and the sciences and to bring together and unify all knowledge of the past. For more information, and to try ChronoZoom beta, visit http://www.ChronoZoomProject.org/
Professor Romanowicz is being "recognized as one of the most influential seismologists of our time, a leading scientist in global seismology and geodynamics whose work has illuminated the structure and dynamics of the deep Earth." The Faculty Research Lectureship is the highest honor of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate.
Professor Barbara Romanowicz received The Reid Medal at the April 17, 2012 annual meeting of the SSA in San Diego, California.
The Harry F. Reid Medal, is the highest honor of the Seismological Society of America (SSA). The Reid Medal is awarded for "outstanding contributions to seismology and earthquake engineering." Dr. Romanowicz was honored as an exceptional scientist who has made fundamental contributions to theoretical seismology, seismology infrastructure and global geodynamics.
Her nomination for the award noted that she is one the most influential seismologists of our time and has made fundamental contributions to practically all areas of global seismology, from body-wave studies of the anisotropic and anelastic structure of the inner core, to normal-mode studies of the Earth's density distribution, and surface- waves studies of the upper mantle.