Earth and Planetary Science Professors Ronald Cohen and Paul Renne elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as fellows, the historical scientific society and publisher of the world famous journal Science by their peers.
Professor Cohen, who also serves as the director of the Berkeley Atmospheric Science Center, was honored for his fantastic insights into how chemistry affects the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere, especially the chemistry of nitrogen oxides and the isotopes of water.
Professor Renne, an adjunct professor with our department, also serves as the director of the Berkeley Geochronology Center, and was honored for his distinguished contributions using geochronology and paleomagnetism to solve significant, interdisciplinary problems in the evolution of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere.
Professors Cohen and Renne were two of six UC Berkeley professors that this honor was bestowed upon this year. Both will be honored by the AAAS at its annual meeting in Austin, Texas in February.