1987 Hess Medal presented to Julius Goldsmith


  • Julian R. Goldsmith


This is only the second time that the Harry H. Hess Medal has been awarded. This award is given for “outstanding achievement in research in the constitution and evolution of Earth and sister planets.” The fundamental building blocks of Earth and its nearest siblings are rocks and minerals. Julian Goldsmith's scientific life has been dedicated to understanding, on a fundamental level, how minerals behave, in order that we may better comprehend how Earth as a whole behaves.