Awards

In recent years the International Standing Committee on Thermochronology has awarded the Dodson and Laslett prizes to recognize accomplishments by members of the community, and has always given awards to students who make the best presentations at the Thermo meetings. Starting in 2018, we began awarding the Charles and Nancy Naeser Prize for early-career thermochronologists. More information about the awards can be found below.

Nominations for these prizes are welcome, but are due well before the relevant Thermo meeting at which the prizes will be awarded. Please contact Suzanne Baldwin for information about how to submit nominations and what materials are required.

Awards Subcommittee of the ISCT. The ISCT maintains this subcommittee, which is chaired by a member of the ICST but can include members from the community and the ISCT itself. Current members are:

  • Suzanne Baldwin (Chair)
  • Roderick Brown (past Chair)
  • Cécile Gautheron
  • Rich Ketcham
  • David Shuster
  • Conny Spiegel

Laslett Prize. This prize is awarded by the international thermochronology community by the International Standing Committee on Thermochronology to a person who is deemed to have made an extraordinary contribution to the field of fission track thermochronology. The prize is named after, and was conceived of to honor Geoff Laslett, a pioneer of quantitative fission track analysis and an outstanding scientist and statistician, who died on 9th January 2010. Previous recipients are:

  • 2018  Günther Wagner
  • 2016  Charles (Chuck) Naeser
  • 2014  Andrew Gleadow

Dodson Prize. This prize is awarded on behalf of the thermochronology community by the International Standing Committee on Thermochronology to a person who has made an extraordinary contribution, in any way, to the field of thermochronology and/or to the international community of thermochronologists. The prize was conceived and named in honor of Martin Dodson, the pioneer of quantitative thermochronology, who died at age 78 on 27 June 2010.

  • 2018  Andrew Carter
  • 2016 Peter Zeitler
  • 2014  Oscar Lovera
  • 2012  Martin Dodson

Charles and Nancy Naeser Prize. This prize is awarded on behalf of the thermochronology community by the International Standing Committee on Thermochronology to an early career scientist who has made an outstanding and/or innovative contribution in any area of the field of thermochronology. The award is named in honor of Charles and Nancy Naeser in recognition of their groundbreaking fundamental work in the field of thermochronology over many years. Eligibility requires the candidate to be actively engaged in the field and seven years or less out from their Ph.D. award (excluding periods of parental or unpaid leave during which the candidate was not working).

  • 2018 Alexis Ault & Marissa Tremblay