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Tim Lichtenberg wins European Geosciences Union Award

22.05.2023 21:05

Branco Weiss Fellow Tim Lichtenberg has received the 2023 Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award by the Planetary and Solar System Sciences Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). The organization explains this honor with Lichtenberg’s outstanding research in cosmochemistry and planet formation, with emphasis on volatile cycling between atmospheres and planetary interiors, and especially with regard to magma oceans: “He has taken on the long-standing ‘Big Question’ concerning an evident dichotomy in the reservoirs from which the Solar System planets are made, establishing him as one of the world’s key emerging players in the quest to understand what determines the volatile inventory of planets (a key aspect of habitability, among other things).” The EGU further lauds Lichtenberg’s “outstanding ability to connect theoretical concepts of disk dynamics and planet formation with geophysical models and meteoritic data on isotopic gradients in the Solar System” as well as his dedication to service the planetary science community. “He is a rising star in the interdisciplinary field connecting planetary science and exoplanet astronomy, and richly deserves the Planetary Sciences Division’s Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award.”

The EGU is the leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space science research in Europe. It is a non-profit international union of scientists with about 19,500 members from all over the world. The EGU publishes a number of diverse scientific journals, and honours scientists with a number of awards and medals.

Read more about the award on the EGU website