The Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism Section presented one Outstanding Student Paper Award at the AGU 1997 Spring Meeting in Baltimore last May.

Stephen Zatman presented a paper titled “Oscillations in the Flow at the Top of the Earth's Core.” Zatman was born near London, England, and attended the Haberdashers' Aske's School in Elstree. After completing a B.A. with honors in physics at Cambridge University (Christ's College) in 1993, he moved to Cambridge, Mass., to study at Harvard University, supported by an NSF graduate fellowship. Zatman graduated with a degree in applied mathematics in 1995, and is currently completing his Ph.D. dissertation in geophysics under the supervision of Jeremy Bloxham. The general topic of Zatman's research is the transfer of angular momentum within the Earth. His presentation concerned part of his project to produce the first simple maps of a magnetic field component within the core.