Dedicated to Geodynamics Research – Clint Conrad wins the Evgueni Burov Medal for 2020

Professor Clint Conrad of the Dept. of Geosciences, University of Oslo and CEED has been awarded the Evguene Burov Medal by the International Lithosphere Program. 

Clinton Phillips Conrad. Photo: Private

Clinton Phillips Conrad. Photo: Private

Prof. Clint Conrad of the Department of Geosciences and a core member of the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) at the University of Oslo has been awarded the Evgueni Burov Medal by the International Lithosphere Program (ILP). The ceremony, normally held during the EGU-week in Vienna, was this year held online on May 12.

Dedicated to geodynamics research

Clint Conrad is a professor of geodynamics specially interested in the Earth’s dynamic interior, with focus on convection processes that affect the Earth’s lithosphere, which are the tectonic plates that cover the surface of the Earth.

The medal is awarded “for his outstanding contributions to the studies of mantle dynamics and links to surface processes, his significant scientific leadership, and unselfish service to the scientific community.”

Clint is the third receiver of the medal, as is delighted over the prize, saying

– it is a special honor to be linked to the impressive career and important work of Evgueni Burov through this medal. However, I also want to recognize the input of many talented students, postdocs, and other researchers – without their collaboration I could never have achieved this.

American of origin, Clint Conrad has held positions at MIT, UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, University of Hawaii, to mention some, and came to CEED and University of Oslo in 2016. He has taught several courses/topics within his research field and teaches now geodynamics at the Department of Geosciences.

He also leads several research projects, including the MAGPIE project that seeks to understand land uplift of Greenland as it loses ice cover, and the resulting impact on sea level rise.

About the Evgueni Burov medal

The medal is given from the International Lithosphere Program (ILP) to a scientist for praiseworthy mid-career achievements, and aims to promote high class science in combination with community services. The medal is named after Evgueni Burov, a geophysicist renowned for his enthusiastic and collaborative approach who passed away suddenly in 2015.

The International Lithospheric Program was established 40 years to promote and advance fundamental lithosphere research with the aim of forming novel concepts concerning a process-oriented understanding of the Earth.

The ILP programme is a joint scientific programme between the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences and the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics.

More about ILP, visit their webpage: International Lithosphere Program (ILP)

By Gunn Kristin Tjoflot
Published May 15, 2020 3:38 PM - Last modified May 15, 2020 5:02 PM