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3.5 Billion Years of Solitude & Counting: Searching for Life

07.09.2018
Dr. Colleen Hartman's presentation "3.5 Billion Years of Solitude & Counting: Searching for Life" to the Maryland Space Business Roundtable and luncheon participants June 19, 2018:
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Congratulations Anne Thompson, 2018 Nordberg Award Winner

06.29.2018
We are thrilled to announce the selection of Anne Thompson as the 2018 Nordberg Award winner. Anne’s incredibly wide ranging research and service, nationally and internationally, makes her such a deserving recipient of this award. Although her research focuses on tropospheric chemistry, it has spanned a broad realm of Earth Science, including seminar work in air/sea exchange of trace gases, the importance of stratosphere-troposphere exchange for ozone, and the interconnection of atmospheric composition and climate. Anne has spent a large part of her time in the chemistry lab as well as in the field, characterizing the distribution of tropospheric ozone from satellites and ground-based measurements.

Anne has been President of the Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution where she led efforts to coordinate global research. She is Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change. Anne is a Fellow of the AMS, AGU and AAAS and she has been elected President of the Atmospheric Sciences Section of the AGU and AMS Councils.

Anne engages people and brings them together to form measurement networks. She has been a driving force in forging the link between ground, suborbital and satellite observations in ozone. Somehow, Anne has also managed to put the training of young scientists in the US and abroad on the front-burner as well. Her research has resulted in more than 260 referred papers and an H-index of >54. Anne is a leader of people, technology and science.

Congratulations Anne!

Gehrels Memorial Meeting

06.06.2018
Gehrels Memorial Meeting
On May 21-22, 2018, over 100 colleagues from around the globe gathered at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the life and career of Neil Gehrels at a memorial symposium. Talks spanned the range of Neil’s scientific interests (cosmic rays, gamma-ray bursts, gravitational waves) and programmatic roles (Compton, Swift, Fermi, and WFIRST), as well as personal reminiscences of a universally admired mentor, colleague, and friend. We were also pleased to publicly announce that, as a result of a generous donation from the Gehrels family, the nationally recognized prize doctoral position offered by the Joint Space-Science Institute will be renamed the Neil Gehrels Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The meeting’s webpage, including talks, can be found here:

https://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/conferences/gehrels_memorial
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