Norman L. Bowen Award

About
This award is given annually by the VGP section for outstanding contributions to volcanology, geochemistry or petrology . The contribution may be:

  1. a single outstanding paper published in any journal;
  2. a series of papers which, taken together, constitute an outstanding contribution; or
  3. any other contribution that the Selection Committee considers worthy.

Special consideration is given to nominees who have not previously received a medal.

Nominations
Deadline: every April 15 of the year of the award
Procedure: Submit nominations electronically here

The nomination file should include:

  1. a nominating letter from a colleague,
  2. a CV for the candidate,
  3. a list of publications for the candidate,
  4. three letters of recommendation (no more or less) from colleagues that are neither from the candidate’s current institution nor from the candidate’s Ph.D. institution.

Bowen Award Selection Committee (link)

Previous Bowen Award Winners:

  • 2013  Donald B. Dingwell
  • 2013  James W. Head III
  • 2012  Yoshiyuki Tatsumi
  • 2011  James A. Connolly
  • 2011  Marc M. Hirschmann
  • 2010  Samuel Bowring
  • 2010  Hans Keppler
  • 2009  Tim Holland
  • 2009  Roger Powell
  • 2008  Richard W. Carlson
  • 2007  Eiji Ohtani
  • 2007  Hugh O’Neill
  • 2006  Katharine Cashman
  • 2006  Roberta Rudnick
  • 2005  Robert J. Bodnar
  • 2005  Paul R. Renne
  • 2004  Peter B. Kelemen
  • 2003  John W. Valley
  • 2002  William I. Rose
  • 2001  A.T. Anderson
  • 2000  Francis Albarede
  • 1999  Charles R. Bacon
  • 1998  Alex Halliday
  • 1997  Frank S. Spear
  • 1996  Charles H. Langmuir
  • 1995  Frank M. Richter
  • 1995  T. Mark Harrison
  • 1994  Harry W. Green II
  • 1994  Alan Bruce Thompson
  • 1993  Timothy L. Grove
  • 1993  Bruce D. Marsh
  • 1991  Robert O. Fournier
  • 1991  Eric Essene
  • 1990  Alexander R. McBirney
  • 1988  S. Ross Taylor
  • 1987  John Barry Dawson
  • 1986  Fred A. Frey
  • 1986  Ian S.E. Carmichael
  • 1985  H.-U. Schmincke
  • 1985  Edward Wesley Hildreth
  • 1985  Richard V. Fisher
  • 1984  Michael J. O’Hara
  • 1984  Robert C. Newton
  • 1983  Lionel Wilson
  • 1982  T.N. Irvine
  • 1981  Richard A. Yund

More
Link to full text and figures of “NORMAN L. BOWEN (1887-1956), MIT CLASS OF 1912, FIRST PREDOCTORAL FELLOW OF THE GEOPHYSICAL LABORATORY” by H.S. Yoder Jr. (1992, Earth Sciences History 11:45-55). This is a summary of Bowen’s professional career.