Established in 1962, the Fellows program recognizes American Geophysical Union (AGU) members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by a committee of Fellows. AGU Fellows are recognized for their scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences. Their breadth of interests and the scope of their contributions are remarkable and often groundbreaking. Only 0.1% of AGU membership receives this recognition in any given year. The Fellows program serves to meet the need for identified authorities who could advise, upon request, the various government agencies and other organizations outside the Earth and space sciences. In addition, the program aims to motivate members to achieve excellence in research, thereby enhancing the prestige of AGU.
This year AGU has named Yair Rosenthal a Fellow. Yair is one of the most active international faculty at Rutgers conducting research and building lasting partnerships around the world. He is a recognized leader in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, which is focused on exploring and studying the composition and structure of Earth’s ocean basins. He has built a global consensus and lead international teams that have conducted high profile expeditions. Congratulations on a well deserved recognition!