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The G. K. Gilbert Award
is presented annually by the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America
The Geological Society of America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the geosciences. The society was founded in New York in 1888 by Alexander Winchell, John J. Stevenson, Charles H. Hitchcock, John R. Proctor and Edward Orton and has been headquartered at 3300 Penrose...
for outstanding contributions to the solution of fundamental problems in planetary geology in the broadest sense, which includes geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, geophysics, geologic mapping, and remote sensing. http://www.geosociety.org/awards/divisions.htm#gilbert
Such contributions may consist either of a single outstanding publication or a series of publications that have had great influence in the field. The award is named for the pioneering geologist G. K. Gilbert.
G. K. Gilbert Award Winners
||Eugene M. Shoemaker
George Wetherill was the Director Emeritus, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, DC, USA....
Walter Alvarez is a professor in the Earth and Planetary Science department at the University of California, Berkeley. He is most widely known for the theory that dinosaurs were killed by an asteroid impact, developed in collaboration with his father, Nobel Prize winning physicist Luis...
||Ralph Belknap Baldwin
Ralph Belknap Baldwin was an American planetary scientist known for his work on lunar craters, beginning in the late 1940s...
Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt is an American geologist, a retired NASA astronaut, university professor, and a former U.S. senator from New Mexico....
Harold Masursky was an American geologist and astronomer.He started his career working for the US Geological Survey and later joined NASA as a senior science member. He was responsible for investigation of planetary and lunar surfaces, being interested in finding scientifically valuable landing...
||John A. Wood
||S. Ross Taylor
||Robert P. Sharp
Ronald Greeley was a Regents’ Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University , the Director of the NASA-ASU Regional Planetary Image Facility , and Principal Investigator of the Planetary Aeolian Laboratory at NASA-Ames Research Center...
||John B. Adams
Sean Carl Solomon is the director of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism at the Carnegie Institute in Washington, D.C.. His research area is in geophysics, including the fields of planetary geology, geophysics, seismology, marine geophysics, and geodynamics. Solomon is the principal...
||H. Jay Melosh
Dr. H. Jay Melosh is an American geophysicist, renowned as an expert on impact cratering. He earned a degree in physics from Princeton University and a doctoral degree in physics and geology from Caltech in 1972. Dr. Melosh's research interests include impact craters, planetary tectonics, and the...
James David Head is a Canadian television director.-Cameraman:Head began his career as a cameraman on various film crews. In 1985, he was a second assistant camera for the concert film 9012Live by Yes. In 1987, he was a second assistant camera for the movie Stakeout...
||William K. Hartmann
||Michael J. Gaffey
Michael James Gaffey is a planetary scientist who specializes in deriving the mineralogies of asteroids from their reflectance spectra.He received his bachelors and masters degrees in geology from the University of Iowa and his PhD from MIT in planetary science graduating in 1974. From 1974 to...
Maria T. Zuber is the E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she also leads the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Zuber has been involved in more than half a dozen NASA planetary missions aimed at mapping the Moon, Mars,...