German Geological Society awards Page Chamberlain top honor

Photo of Page Chamberlain in a lab
Page Chamberlain

The German Geological Society awarded geological sciences Professor PAGE CHAMBERLAIN its top honor, the Gustav Steinmann Medal, during its annual meeting in September.

Among other academic achievements, Chamberlain was recognized for his contributions to understanding the interaction between tectonics and climate in both present and past mountain belts.

The award cited his work as foundational to future generations of scientists who investigate Earth surface processes because of the theoretical models and geochemical experimental approaches he developed. The award announcement noted that Chamberlain’s most significant achievements include:

  • Analyzing heat and mass transfer in the Earth’s crust
  • Creating methods for isotope tracking of bird migration
  • Earth surface processes and silicate weathering
  • Creating the field of paleoaltimetry of mountain belts

Read more on the Stanford Earth website.

To read about the award in German, visit the German Geological Society announcement page.