Upcoming seminars: Friday, Oct. 31, 2:00pm in POST 544: António Moreira dos Santos (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Quantum Condensed Matter Division) "Neutron Scattering at High Pressure: Present Capabilities and Future Directions." [HIGP Seminar Series]
HIGP is a multi-disciplinary institute conducting advanced research, technology development, teaching, workforce training, and service in cutting-edge oceanographic, atmospheric, geophysical, geological, and planetary science and engineering. We are a part of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the Mānoa (Honolulu) campus of the University of Hawaii. Our Institute is home to approximately 100 faculty members, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students with access to state-of-the-art laboratories and instrumentation, research vessels, and far-ranging field sites. HIGP partners with the College of Engineering for satellite fabrication and launch through the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory. Our expertise spans the globe from pole to pole, from the deep Earth interior to the upper atmosphere, and extends to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
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October 20, 2014 Tsunami Research Triggers Updates to Tsunami Evacuation Maps
October 13, 2014 Klaus Keil Awarded the Abraham-Gottlob-Werner Medal
(Left) Klaus Keil speaking at the award ceremony during the 92nd annual meeting of the German Mineralogical Society. (Right) Receiving the award from Prof. Francois Holtz (Society's Vice-President and President-elect).
We extend our warmest congratulations to Klaus Keil, HIGP Emeritus Professor, who has been awarded the Abraham-Gottlob-Werner Medal, the highest honor for scientific research bestowed by the German Mineralogical Society. Given in recognition of outstanding scientific work, Dr. Keil is honored for his extensive research on the mineralogy and petrology of extraterrestrial materials. The medal was presented in September by Prof. Francois Holtz, the Society's Vice-President and President-elect (pictured on the right) during the 92nd annual meeting of the Society, held in Jena, Germany, which is also Dr. Keil's hometown. The award citation included, "Prof. Keil is one of the outstanding petrologists who pioneered petrological studies by combining these with high-resolution analytical techniques, and he is one of the most world-renowed cosmochemists. Prof. Keil and Kurt Fredriksson pioneered the application and development of electron beam micoanalysis for chemical studies of extraterrestrial samples."
HIGP solves fundamental problems in Earth and Planetary Science by the development and application of state-of-the-art exploration, measurement, and data analysis technologies. HIGP serves society and the State of Hawaii by acquiring and disseminating new knowledge about the Earth and other planetary bodies, and developing and introducing leading edge technologies and a highly trained workforce to the State economy.
Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawaii
1680 East-West Road,
Pacific Ocean Science & Technology (POST) Building, Room 602
Honolulu, HI 96822
Office Phone: 808.956.8760
Fax: 808.956.3188 Dr. Rhett Butler, Director