Karl K. Turekian (October 25, 1927 – March 15, 2013) was a geochemist and Sterling Professor at Yale University. During his career at Yale, he examined an uncommonly broad range of topics in planetary science — including the sediments of the deep seas, the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park, meteorite strikes, and the composition of moon rocks.
Awards and honors
- Member of the National Academy of Sciences
- Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- V. M. Goldschmidt Award, The Geochemical Society, 1989
- Maurice Ewing Medal, American Geophysical Union, 1997
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