Hatten Yoder

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Hatten Schuyler Yoder, Jr., (1921 – August 2, 2003) was a geophysicist and experimental petrologist who conducted pioneering work on minerals under high pressure and temperature. He was noted for his study of silicates and igneous rocks.

Yoder was educated at the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as the fourth Director of the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Geophysical Laboratory, from 1971 to 1986.[1] In 1979, he received the Wollaston Medal.[2]

He died on August 2, 2003.[3]

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  1. ^ Geophysical Laboratory General Files, 1900-Present, Shaun Hardy, Ann Mulfort, and Jennifer Snyder, Carnegie Institution, September, 2005
  2. ^ Geological Society obituary
  3. ^ http://www.aps-pub.com/proceedings/1494/490416.pdf, retrieved 06-05-2009
  4. ^ Book Review by Geoscience World