[MSA-talk] Tribute session in honor of Harry W. Green at EGU 2018
burnley at physics.unlv.edu
Thu Dec 21 17:45:59 EST 2017
With the deadline for abstract submission approaching (Jan 10th), we
would like to draw your attention to the following tribute session in
honor of Harry W. Green II
(http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/29031) at this
spring's EGU meeting. We invite contributions from the many who share
Harry’s research interests on the interactions between mineralogy, rock
deformation, high-pressure metamorphism and the Earth’s dynamics.
Reflecting Harry's career the session will cover an exceptionally broad
field of topics in a lively, passionate and stimulating way.
The invited speakers will be:
Greg Hirth (Brown U.)
Zhongwen Zhan (Caltech)
Bjorn Jamvteit (U. of Oslo)
Along with the session, there will also be an official medal ceremony
during which Harry will be attributed posthumously the Louis Néel medal
of the Earth Magnetism and Rock Physics (EMRP) EGU division. The
ceremony will consist of a few talks given by former students and
colleagues of Harry.
We look forward hopefully seeing you in Vienna,
Alexandre Schubnel, Pamela Burnley, Larissa Dobrzhinetskaya, Haemyeong
Jung, Yanbin Wang, Junfeng Zhang.
Contribution of high-pressure mineralogy and rheology to the
understanding of the Earth dynamics – in memoriam of Harry W. Green
Convener: Alexandre Schubnel
Co-Conveners: Pamela Burnley
This session is aimed at remembering and honoring Harry W. Green II’s
seminal contributions to Earth Science. Harry was a pioneer in mantle
rheology, earthquake physics and UHP metamorphism. Over the course of
his career, Harry made many significant scientific breakthroughs as
described in 20+ Nature and Science papers (including a few covers).
Harry was first to use transmission electron microscopy to study of
plastic deformation of rocks. He was also a pioneer in using
solid-medium deformation apparatus, such as the Griggs-modified
piston-cyliner, the multi-anvil and the D-DIA. He quickly understood
that mineral transformations could be a potent deformation process under
stress and proved experimentally that the transformation of metastable
olivine could explain the origin of deep focus earthquakes. In the
1990s, Harry began to study deep-seated rocks from Alpe Arami and NW
China. Integrating his extensive knowledge of mineralogy, phase
transformations, thermodynamics and experimental high pressure work, he
was able to prove, methodically, that the Alpe Arami massif as well as
many other metasedimentary rocks containing diamond and coesite after
stishovite came from depths greater than 300km. Harry helped to
establish the new field of “micro-nano mineralogy” which uses in-depth
nano-analysis of microscopic minerals to reveal metamorphic petrogenetic
events ranging from earthquakes and meteoritic shock impacts to
subduction and exhumation.
We invite contributions from those who have worked with Harry, as well
as from those who share his numerous research interests on the
interactions between mineralogy, rock deformation and metamorphism at
high pressure and Earth’s dynamics.
Dr. Pamela C. Burnley
Department of Geoscience
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-4010
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