Pentti Eskola

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Pentti Eskola
Pentti Eskola (1883–1964).jpg
Born8 January 1883
Died6 December 1964 (1964-12-07) (aged 81)
NationalityFinnish
CitizenshipFinland
Alma materUniversity of Helsinki
Known forMetamorphic facies
AwardsPenrose Medal (1951)
Vetlesen Prize (1964)
Wollaston Medal (1958)
Scientific career
FieldsPetrology
InfluencedAkiho Miyashiro

Pentti Eelis Eskola (8 January 1883 – 6 December 1964) was a Finnish geologist who developed the concept of metamorphic facies. He won the Wollaston Medal in 1958, the Vetlesen Prize in 1964, and was given a state funeral upon his death.[1] The mineral eskolaite is named in his honor.

Eskola was a student of Wilhelm Ramsay.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lamont-Doherty The Vetlesen Prize Archived 16 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Columbia.edu. Accessed 7 May 2012.
  2. ^ Haapala, I. (2005). "Chapter 17: History of Finnish bedrock research". In Lehtinen, Martti; Nurmi, Pekka A.; Rämö, Tapani (eds.). Precambrian Geology of Finland. Amsterdam: Elsevier. pp. 683–701. ISBN 9780080457598.