James W. Head III, the Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences, is the 2013 winner of the Norman L. Bowen Award from the American Geophysical Union. The award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to volcanology, geochemistry, or petrology, will be presented at the AGU’s fall meeting in December. Head was cited for his work in documenting volcanic landforms and deposits on planetary bodies and for the application of that work in understanding the generation, ascent, and eruption of magma on the Earth, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the Galilean satellites of Jupiter.

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