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Ross Angel (Fellow 1987-1989) To Receive Dana Medal

Ross J. Angel, a former Postdoctoral Fellow at the Geophysical Laboratory, will receive the Dana Medal of the Mineralogical Society of America at the Goldschmidt Conference held in Prague, Czech Republic on 14-19 August.  The award will be presented during a special session organized in his honor entitled:  “Structure, Elasticity and Thermodynamics of Minerals.” The scientific content of the symposium will “...reflect [Ross’] general interests in the link between elastic properties, structure and other properties of minerals.”  Ross is currently Research Professor of Crystallography at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.  He was a Carnegie Fellow from 1987 to 1988.