Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Geophysics

Professor Raymond Jeanloz elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Thursday, April 1, 2004
Raymond Jeanloz

Professor Raymond Jeanloz elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Raymond Jeanloz first found inspiration to study Geology at Deep Springs College, near Bishop, Calif. He applies experimental mineral physics approaches to study properties of materials at high pressures, and to obtain insights on the nature and evolution of planetary interiors. His research spans broadly across the fields of experimental physics, material science and astrophysics. Among others, he has made major contributions to our understanding of processes at the earth\'s core-mantle boundary and in the earth\'s core, and has documented novel high pressure chemical reactions in the interior of giant planets. Raymond was awarded a McArthur Fellowship in 1988. He was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 1984 and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992. 
He served as Executive Director of the Miller Institute for Research in Basic Science from 1998 to 2003, and has been Editor of Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Science since 1996. Raymond also has a strong interest in policy, and has recently been nominated chair of the Committee on International Security and Arms Control. He is also an outstanding and popular teacher as illustrated, among others, through his successful introductory science course, \"The Planets\" (C12), which he teaches jointly with colleagues in the Astronomy Department.