Earth and Planetary Science
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Reid Medal Awarded to Professor Barbara Romanowicz

Monday, April 2, 2012

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.