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Marone awarded Louis Nèel Medal by European Geosciences Union

1/30/2019

Kacie Lee
January 30, 2019

Chris Marone has been selected to receive the European Geosciences Union’s 2019 Louis Néel Medal. The medal is awarded to individuals in recognition of outstanding achievements in rock magnetism, rock physics and geomaterials.

Marone, a professor of geosciences in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, was selected for his “seminal contributions to the understanding of fault mechanics and earthquake generating processes, and for innovation in experimental techniques and apparatus development.” He was also recognized for his role in relating laboratory research to earthquake seismology, and in integrating fault mechanics into earthquake physics as a whole.

“I feel very lucky to have worked with excellent students and colleagues,” Marone said. “We’ve worked on difficult problems that involve many variables and tightly coupled interactions between distinct factors. We’ve been fortunate to have used an experimental approach based on reproducible science, which has allowed us to unravel some of the tricky coupling between parameters.”  More

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