Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research
Research Medal Award Winner
Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
Alexander Krot is an associate researcher at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology. Krot is a world-class expert on the petrology of meteorites. He publishes regularly in Science and Nature.
Krot’s recent discovery of the subtle age differences in the components of a very old meteorite is particularly significant due to the implications on how long it took our solar system to form. One review stated, “Krot changed the way the entire cosmochemistry community thinks about the nature of the records preserved in chondrites (stony meteorites).”
The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching.
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