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Professor Tapponnier receives AOGS Axford Medal Award
Congratulations to Professor Paul Tapponnier, who is the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) Axford Medal Award Recipient 2017 – 2018. Professor Tapponnier receives the medal for “his ground breaking contributions to ‘Continental collision tectonics and Himalayan earthquake faulting’, and for providing unprecedented leadership in developing the field of active tectonics”.
A leading scientist in Continental Neo-Tectonics, Prof. Tapponnier pioneered the use of satellite imagery to study large scale faulting and tectonic processes. His work in and around Tibet fundamentally changed the understanding of plate tectonics, specifically the collision of the Indian Plate with the Eurasian Plate. The Axford Medal Award adds to a long list of awards and recognition throughout a remarkable carrier studying tectonics in many different locations around the world.
Read more about Prof. Tapponnier’s achievements at the AOGS website: http://www.asiaoceania.org/society/public.asp?view=Award_Recipient17