January 21, 2020
Richard W. Carlson, Director of Carnegie Science's Earth and Planets Division (USA), will receive the 2020 V. M. Goldschmidt Award this June. The Goldschmidt Award recognizes major achievements in geochemistry or cosmochemistry consisting of either a single outstanding contribution or a series of publications that have had great influence on the field. Dr. Carlson is recognized for fundamental contributions establishing the age of the lunar crust, the difference in Nd isotopic abundances between chondrites and Earth, and the unravelling of Earth's earliest history. The award will be formally presented at the 2020 Goldschmidt Conference in Honolulu.