Raymond Jeanloz is a professor of earth and planetary science and of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley. Educated at the California Institute of Technology, Amherst College and at Deep Springs College, he has contributed research fundamental to understanding of the composition of the Earth and the behavior of materials under high temperatures and pressures. He is working with colleagues to investigate the conditions inside supergiant exoplanets. Jeanloz is also a prominent figure in nuclear weapons policy, chairing the Committee on International Security and Arms Control at the National Academy of Sciences.
Awards and honors
- 1984 James B. Macelwane Medal, American Geophysical Union
- 1988 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant."
- 1992 Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 2004 Member, National Academy of Sciences, Geology Section.
- 2008 Hans Bethe Award, Federation of American Scientists
- 2009 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award of the American Physical Society for "contributions to development of sound public policy for nuclear weapons management and nuclear non-proliferation."
- "Prize Recipient". American Physical Society. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
- "UV laser, diamond can generate pressures close to those in cores of supergiant planets". astrobiology.com. May 2, 2007. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
- "FAS Honors Raymond Jeanloz with the 2008 Hans Bethe Award". Federation of American Scientists. 19 September 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
- "James B. Macelwane Medal". American Geophysical Union. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
- "Fellows List". John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
- "List of Active Members by Class". AAAS. 12 November 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
- "Jeanloz, Raymond". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
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