J. Lawrence Smith Medal

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J. Lawrence Smith Medal
Awarded for investigations of meteoric bodies.
Presented by United States National Academy of Sciences
Reward Medal
First awarded c1888

J. Lawrence Smith Medal is awarded by the National Academy of Sciences for investigations of meteoric bodies.[1] The medal is in honor of its namesake, J. Lawrence Smith.

Recipients[edit]

Harry Y. McSween, Jr. (2012)

For his studies of the igneous and metamorphic histories of the parent planets of the chondritic and achondritic meteorites, with particular emphasis on his work on the geological history of Mars based on studies of Martian meteorites and spacecraft missions to this planet.

Robert N. Clayton (2009)

For pioneering the study of oxygen isotopes to unravel the nature and origin of meteorites, showing that meteorites were assembled from components with distinct nuclear origins.

Klaus Keil (2006)

For his pioneering quantitative studies of minerals in meteorites and important contributions to understanding the nature, origin, and evolution of their parent bodies.

John T. Wasson(2003)

For important studies on the classification, origin, and early history of iron meteorites and chondritic meteorites, and on the mode of formation of chondrules.

George W. Wetherill (2000)

For his unique contributions to the cosmochronology of the planets and meteorites and to the orbital dynamics and formation of solar system bodies.

Ernst Zinner (1997)

For his pioneering studies of the isotopic composition of circumstellar dust grains preserved in meteorites, opening a new window to the formation of the solar nebula.

Donald E. Brownlee (1994)

Robert M. Walker (1991)

A. G. W. Cameron (1988)

G. J. Wasserburg (1985)

Ralph B. Baldwin (1979)

John A. Wood (1976)

Clair C. Patterson (1973)

Edward Anders (1971)

Edward P. Henderson (1970)

John H. Reynolds (1967)

Harold C. Urey (1962)

Ernst J. Opik (1960)

Mark G. Inghram (1957)

Peter M. Millman (1954)

Fred L. Whipple (1949)

Stuart H. Perry (1945)

George P. Merrill (1922)

H. A. Newton (1888)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Lawrence Smith Medal National Academy of Sciences

External Links[edit]

J. Lawrence Smith Medal

Further reading[edit]

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