Astrobiology (general)

Astrobiologist Wins Murchison Medal

By Keith Cowing
August 15, 2011

The Geological Society of London, the recognised UK professional body for geoscientists, awards several medals each year to honor significant contributions to the geological sciences. Please join us in congratulating Bruce Watson of NAI’s RPI team who is the 2011 recipient of the Society’s Murchison Medal. The Society’s Awards for 2011 were presented on 8 June 2011.

The Murchison Medal is given to an individual each year who has made a significant contribution to the science by means of a substantial body of research. The Society regards this medal very highly and it is not normally awarded on the basis of a few good papers. Workers in both ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ aspects of the geological sciences are eligible. The Murchison Medal is normally given for contributions to ‘hard’ rock studies.

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Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA Space Station Payload manager/space biologist, Away Teams, Journalist, Lapsed climber, Synaesthete, Na’Vi-Jedi-Freman-Buddhist-mix, ASL, Devon Island and Everest Base Camp veteran, (he/him) 🖖🏻