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Associate Professor Thorsten Nagel has received the German Eugen Seibold Medal

Thorsten Nagel has received an award for his work with the oldest continental crust on Earth

2020.09.03 | Kathrine Lindgaard

Thorsten Nagel

Associate Professor at the Department of Geoscience Thorsten Nagel has received the Eugen Seibold Medal. He received the medal for the article "Generation of Eoarchean tonalite-trondhjemite-granodiorite series from thickened mafic arc crust", which was published in the journal Geology in 2012. The article is about how the oldest continental crust on Earth originated for approx. 3.8 billion years ago. The crust is found in West Greenland.

Thorsten Nagel's work was theoretical and was about how plate tectonics began. He investigated whether the oldest crust occurred in a plate tectonic scenario, and the conclusion is that it did not.


Eugen Seibold Medal

The Eugen Seibold Medal annually honors outstanding scientific achievements in the field of geoscience. The medal is awarded for a particularly excellent individual publication or a group of publications that must be a maximum of 10 years old. The medal is named after Professor Dr. Eugen Seibold (1918–2013), one of the most internationally known geoscientists in Germany.


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