Latest Society Awards
The Board of the Paul Niggli Foundation decided to award the Paul Niggli Medal 2022 to Juliana Troch in recognition of her innovative research combining field work, experimental petrology and modelling to understand the thermodynamic evolution of fluids in magmatic systems. The award ceremony will take place during the 2022 SGM meeting in Lausanne.
The Paul Niggli Medal 2020 was awared to Arya Udry (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), in recognition of her innovative research in the field of igneous petrology, geochemistry and thermodynamic modeling of Martian meteorites to understand planetary igneous differentiation processes. The award ceremony took place during the 2021 virtual SGM meeting in Geneva. The citation from Prof. O. Müntener and the response of the awardee are published in the Swiss Journal of Geosciences (volume 114, article 23).
The 2021 best MSc thesis award was given to Markus Rast (ETH Zürich) for the thesis: "Geology, geochronology and rock magnetics along Bedretto tunnel (Gotthard Massif, Central Alps) and numerical modelling of quartz-biotite aggregates". The thesis involved fieldwork in the BedrettoLab tunnel, investigating the magnetism of quartz-biotite shear zones, detailed structural analyses and modelling, as well as zircon dating from the shear zones and the host granit. The Jury was particularly impressed by the large range of topics that were covered by the thesis. Markus Rast successfully related all different research directions of to a well-rounded thesis that truly helps understanding the thermal, temporal and tectonic evolution of the Gotthard massif in the context of the Alpine orogeny. The award ceremony took place during the 2021 virtual SGM meeting in Geneva.
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