One presentation in the Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism Section was named Outstanding Student Paper at AGU's Spring Meeting in Baltimore, Md.
Weixin Xu was honored for his presentation of “Alteration of fine-grained tianomagnetite in the interstitial glass of pillow basalts from the Atlantic Ocean: A component of the decrease in NRM intensity with aging.” Xu attended the Zhejiang University in China, where he obtained a B.A. in geology. He received an M.S. in petroleum geologyo in July 1985 from the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China. In September 1991, he started a Ph.D. program in rock magnetism at the University of Michigan. His research involves the use of electron microscopy, XRD, and rock magnetic measurements, and the study of magnetic minerals in mid-Atlantic ocean floor basalts, Stillwater gabbros, and Rocky Mountain carbonates.