Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Atmosphere, Oceans, and Climate

Walter Alvarez receives the Nevada Medal from the Desert Research Institute of Nevada. The award is given in recognition of outstanding science or engineering.

Thursday, December 1, 2005
Walter Alvarez

Walter Alvarez is the Desert Research Institute of Nevada's 2006 Nevada Medalist. Alvarez is a geologist who considers himself an Earth historian, and is fascinated by the challenge of reading the history of our planet recorded in rocks.