Geophysicist Robert Coe honored by American Geophysical Union

Robert Coe

Robert Coe, professor of Earth and planetary sciences, was selected by the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism section to receive the 2007 William Gilbert Award. Coe received the award at an honors event held on December 12 in San Francisco at the AGU's annual meeting.

According to his peers, Coe was selected because his "work is of integral importance to both geomagnetism and paleomagnetism. Over the years, he has produced highly innovative works encompassing paleointensity methodology, paleomagnetic field behavior exhibiting the machinations of the geodynamo, and applications of paleomagnetism to tectonics." In addition, Coe was commended for "his generous mentoring of other scientists."

The William Gilbert Award was established in 2003 to recognize outstanding and unselfish work in magnetism of Earth materials and of the Earth and planets.