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Time Scales and Geodynamics

CET research in Time Scales and Geodynamics works toward an integrated understanding of the dynamic processes shaping mineral systems and their evolution through time.

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  • 28 February 2014

    A Social License to Undertake Research

    Modern research science is a capital-intensive industry. Scientific resources and agencies are concentrated in wealthy developed nations with the economic and infrastructure base to support such fundamental endeavours. Nature, however, respects no such distinctions - and we com...

    Mark Jessell, Geoff Batt

  • 28 February 2014

    The ongoing search for Hadean crust on Earth

    The familiar concentric layer cake structure of the Earth depicted in textbooks formed within a few hundred million years of the accretion of the planet. This is when the metallic core segregated, the oceans condensed, the atmosphere outgassed and the first rocky crust formed....

    Tony Kemp

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Professor Mark Jessell honoured with the Bruce Hobbs Medal

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Professor Jessell was awarded the highly prized Bruce Hobbs medal for Structural Geology at the 2014 meeting of the GSA’s Specialist Group for Structural Geology and Tectonics in Thredbo. One of the Society’s most significant honours, this medal takes its name from renowned structural geologist and science administrator Bruce Hobbs, and is awarded biennially by the SGTSG for outstanding contributions to structural geology.

Professor Jessell was awarded the highly prized Bruce Hobbs medal for Structural Geology at the 2014 meeting of the GSA’s Specialist Group for Structural Geology and Tectonics in Thredbo. One of the Society’s most significant honours, this medal takes its name from renowned structural geologist and science administrator Bruce Hobbs, and is awarded biennially by the SGTSG for outstanding contributions to structural geology.

Mark’s award was made in recognition of his exceptional work across this field – ranging across pioneering research into the nature and evolution of microstructural fabrics, long term leadership in defining the links between tectonics and mineralisation in West Africa, and the development of advanced 3D modelling techniques bridging the worlds of geological and geophysical constraint – the subject of his current Western Australia Fellowship at UWA.

Notably, despite Bruce Hobbs’ former significance to Western Australia as Chief Scientist between 2003 and 2006, this is the first time the medal has been awarded to a researcher based in this state. We congratulate Mark on this significant recognition of his work.

Professor Mark Jessell (right) receiving his medal from SGTSG President Gordon Lister at the group’s biennial meeting in Thredbo, February 2014