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Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences - Alumni Lecture 2011

Harry Green

The 2011 Alumni Lecture

"From the Nano to the Global Scale: Using Nanoscience Observations to Understand Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics."

by Harry W. Green, Ph.D. '68

Monday, October 3rd

7 PM Lecture
Lenart Auditorium at Fowler Museum

This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Harry Green, Distinguished Professor of Geology and Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences at UC Riverside, will be presenting the 2011 Alumni Lecture for the UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences on Monday, October 3.

Having earned his earned his B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. in geology and geophysics at UCLA, Green began his teaching career at UC Davis in 1970 and joined the faculty of UC Riverside in 1993 as professor in the department of earth sciences and the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP). Green has served as Director of the IGPP (1993-1995) and as Vice Chancellor for Research (1995-2000). He has been Distinguished Professor of Geology and Geophysics since 1999.

Green, former student of David Griggs and John Christie, is recognized internationally for his research on the physics of earthquakes in subduction zones, phase transformations in Earth's mantle, and mineral microstructures indicative of very high pressure reactions. The recipient of several national and international honors, Green was also elected as Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America (1990), of the American Geophysical Union (1995), and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1996). He also received the Bowen Award from the American Geophysical Union in 1994 for the single outstanding contribution in Volcanology, Petrology, or Geochemistry in the previous five years. In 2003, he delivered the UCR Facultly Research Lecture. He served as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES) 2004-20007 and currently serves as President of the Tectonophysics Section of the American Geophysical Union.


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