Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Planetary Science

Professor Walter Alvarez obtained a doctorate "Honoris Causa" in Geological Sciences from the University of Siena, Italy.

Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Walter Alvarez with Siena Professor and former Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellow Enrico Tavarnelli, at the ceremony in Siena

Siena is a wonderfully preserved medieval city with a University dating back to the 13th Century, and the ceremony was befitting of that surrounding, beginning with a fanfare by four long medieval trumpets, after which he gave a 45 min \"dissertazione\" in Italian, entitled \"Toward a synthesis of human history and Earth history\"