1985 Hess Medal to Gerald J. Wasserburg


  • William M. Kaula,

  • Gerald Wasserburg


This is the first presentation of the Harry Hess Medal. Harry Hess was long Professor of Geology at Princeton. He is most renowned as a founding father of seafloor spreading but contributed significantly to a variety of advances in geology and petrology. Harry Hess died in 1969 after seeing man land on the moon, an event of interest to him as chair of the Space Science Board.