UA professor of planetary sciences and geosciences, Jay Melosh, will receive the 2008 Harry H. Hess Medal from AGU on December 17 at the society's fall meeting in San Francisco.
The medal is awarded "for outstanding achievements in research in the constitution and evolution of Earth and its sister planets."
Jay is internationally renown for his work on impact cratering and the origin of the moon. His book, "Impact Cratering, A Geologic Process," has been one of the definitive references in planetary sciences since it was published in 1989. Congratulations Jay, this is well deserved!