[MSA-talk] Tribute session in honor of Harry W. Green at EGU 2018

Pamela Burnley 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
    II (co-organized)

Convener: Alexandre Schubnel 
Co-Conveners: Pamela Burnley 
<http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/29031#>, Larissa 
Haemyeong Jung 
<http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/29031#>, Yanbin 
Wang <http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/29031#>, 
Junfeng Zhang 
Abstract submission:

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
Phone (702)895-5460

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