February 28, 2019
Thomas Kruijer, a postdoctoral research scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA), will receive the 2019 F.W. Clarke Award this summer. The Clarke Award recognizes an early-career scientist for a single outstanding contribution to geochemistry or cosmochemistry published either as a single paper or a series of papers on a single topic. Dr. Kruijer is recognized for his groundbreaking work on the Hf-W
chronometer to discover the remarkably early differentiation and protracted accretion of planetesimal cores, and possible age of formation of Jupiter, and the discovery of distinct provenances of iron meteorites based on W-Mo nucleosynthetic anomalies. The award will be formally presented at the 2019 Goldschmidt Conference in Barcelona this August.