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Noah Planavsky Selected for the 2018 F. W. Clarke Award

By SpaceRef Editor
March 1, 2018
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Noah Planavsky, Assistant Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University and a member of the Alternative Earths Team of the NASAAstrobiology Institute, will be receiving the F. W. Clarke Medal this August at the 2018 Goldschmidt Conference.The medal is awarded each to year to an early-career scientist in recognition for an outstanding contribution to geochemistry or cosmochemistry, published as a paper or series of papers.

Planavsky is recognized for his work on mid-Proterozoic oxygen levels, as defined by his novel application of the chromium (Cr) isotope proxy.

His previous honors include the 2016 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering and the 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in Ocean Sciences. He was selected in 2008 for the Lewis and Clark Fund, with results from his field research later published in Nature and PNAS. Planavsky is also an advisor for the NASA Astrobiology Postdoctoral Program.

More information about Noah Planavsky’s work with the Yale Metal Geochemistry Center can be found at their website.

More information on the F. W. Clarke Award is available through theGeochemical Society.

SpaceRef staff editor.