ESS' John Booker, recipient of the AGU William Gilbert Award.
ESS’ John Booker, recipient of the AGU William Gilbert Award.

Congratulations to Earth and Space Sciences‘ Emeritus Professor John Booker, who recently received the prestigious William Gilbert Award from the American Geophysical Union.

This top honor is given by the AGU’s Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism section. It’s presented annually to one honoree in recognition of outstanding work in magnetism of Earth materials and of the Earth and planets.

Booker, who earned his bachelor’s degree at Stanford University and Ph.D. from University of California San Diego, studies geomagnetic induction in the Earth. In the 1980s, he was an important part of the international EMSLAB project to study the electrical structure of the Juan de Fuca Plate and adjacent continent. Subsequently, he was involved in a series of large scale MT projects including in Tibet (INDEPTH) and along the San Andreas Fault. More recently, he went to Argentina, where his team collected long period MT data along three transects in the Sierra Pampeanas.

Cheers to Professor Booker on his career-capping accomplishment and recognition!

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