The 2018 Reuch Medal awarded Mathew Domeier
CEED`s researcher Mathew (Mat) Domeier – was awarded the Reusch Medal 2018 at the Norwegian Geological Society winter meeting in Bergen.
Mathew Domeier is handed over the Rausch Medal 2018 by Øystein Nordgulen at NGF's winter meeting, Bergen 8.1.2019. Photo: Gudmund Løvø/NGU
CEED`s researcher Mathew (Mat) Domeier ─ was awarded the Reusch Medal at the Norwegian Geological Society`s winter meeting in Bergen January 8, 2019.
The Reusch Medal is given by the Norwegian Geological Society (NGF) and awarded to a young researcher for outstanding scientific contributions at the highest international level.
The scientific contribution should have relevance to Norwegian geology and Mat was awarded the medal for the paper Domeier (2016). A Plate tectonic scenario for the Iapetus and Rheic Oceans, Gondwana Research, Vol 36, p. 275-295
The work represents the first real plate tectonic model for the Caledonian Orogeny that include the entire lithospheric plate system – i.e. both the continental and (synthetic) oceanic components of plates and their boundaries – which are required to kinematically evolve seamlessly in time according to plate tectonic rules. This extraordinary work is already well cited in the literature and it is extremely relevant to the understanding of the Norwegian geological history.