Else-Ragnhild Neumann Award for Women in Geosciences
Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics/CEED will award the Else-Ragnhild Neumann Award for Women in Geosciences. The award goes to women who through PhD or postdoctoral work has made a significant contribution to research in Geosciences.
The Else-Ragnhild Neumann Award
The award will be conferred to a woman that has impacted the field of Geosciences in a major way based on her Ph.D. and Postdoctoral research.
The award consists of a diploma and an honorarium of 50.000 NOK.
The award is named after Else-Ragnhild Neumann, Norway's first female professor of geology. It was first awarded at the Else-Ragnhild Neumann symposium / 80th anniversary on 7.12.18.
The second award winner will be recognised late 2019.
Requirements for nomination
The nominee should reside in Norway at the time of nomination. Women are eligible for the first 7 years following their degree, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career.
About the award
The Else-Ragnhild Neumann award honours the scientific contribution of Professor Else-Ragnhild Neumann. In 1981, she became the first female professor in Geosciences in Norway. Read more about her (in Norwegian): Et forskerliv i stein og vulkaner.
Neumann worked with the University of Oslo and are still active and publish about volcanism and links to mantle processes. She studied the Oslo region, the Canary Islands and other volcanic islands, the Siberian Traps and other areas that experienced significant magmatism.
The 2019 award
For 2019 the award had one winner, and she was recognised at a special event in Toppsenteret, Forskningsparken in Oslo, 22.11.2019.
Prize winner Andreia Plaza-Faverola: the award committee concluded the research outcome of Andreia Plaza-Faverola deserves recognition due to its originality, high quality and impact. Her research in marine geophysics is original as she links gas emission occurrences in Arctic marine environment with the effects of glaciation/deglaciation and changes in tectonic stress.
The 2018 award
The 2018 award had two winners, and they were recognised at the special symposium for Else-Ragnhild Neumann 80st anniversary on 07.12.2018:
Prize winner Anja Røyne: deserved recognition for her investigations of mineral growth in porous media, fluid and hydration and crystal growth that provides a very interesting contribution to the poorly known nano- and micro-scale processes.
Prize winner Grace E. Shephard: always make original, rigorous and very robust quantitative contribution on mantle dynamics. The analysis provides fundamental contribution on understanding the link between shallow surface process and deep mantle dynamics.