2020-11-20

Guangzhou scientists elected as fellows of American Geophysical Union (AGU)

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On November 18, 2020 local time, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) announced the list of AGU Fellows (AGU Fellow) elected in 2020. The distinguished researcher and deputy business associate of the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Director and well-known marine geophysicist Lin Jian was selected to commend his outstanding contributions to marine science and seismology. AGU Chairman Robin Bell called Lin Jian to congratulate him on his election as a 2020 AGU Fellow.

AGU fellow is one of the highest honors in the international earth and space science community. Since 1962, AGU has selected the most visionary and outstanding scientists in the field of earth and space scientific research to award AGU fellows each year in recognition of their pioneering work and outstanding contributions in their respective fields. The proportion of elected members each year is no more than one thousandth of the total number of AGU members worldwide. This year, a total of 62 people worldwide have been elected as AGU Fellows.

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Lin Jian is an internationally renowned marine geophysicist who has made original and systematic contributions to global ocean tectonic evolution, marine geophysics, and seismology. Lin Jian led international cooperation and carried out a series of groundbreaking studies on the global mid-ocean ridges. By revealing major discoveries such as three-dimensional mantle upwelling, a new type of plate boundary, and ocean detachment faults, the academic community laid a foundation for the global three-dimensional crust of mid-ocean ridges. And the understanding of the mantle structure. Leading the first high-precision seismic experiment through the Mariana Trench Challenger Depth, the deepest part of the world’s oceans, revealed the internal structure under the “fourth pole of the earth”, which is of great significance for leading research projects such as international ocean drilling in the world’s deepest trench. Co-led the South China Sea International Ocean Drilling, completed the longest and deepest seabed magnetotelluric exploration experiment in the South China Sea, and was selected as one of the “Top Ten Marine Science and Technology Progresses in China in 2019”. Lin Jian has made pioneering contributions in the field of research on stress interaction between major earthquakes and earthquake triggering. One of the results of seismology has been cited as the world’s first in ten years.

Lin Jian received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China and a doctorate degree from Brown University in the United States. He has served as an internationally renowned senior researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and a joint graduate student from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Project professor etc. He has won the AAAS Fellow, the GSA Fellow, the Henry Bigelow Chair Professor of Distinguished Oceanographer, and the Carpiber Young Scientist Award.

Lin Jian led a large-scale international scientific project, served as the chairman of the International Organization for Mid-Ocean Ridge Earth and Life Research (InterRidge), the American Academy of Sciences Tsunami Warning Expert Committee, and the American Geophysical Union AGU National Conference on Structural Physics; Chairman of the”Shuangqing Forum” of the National Natural Science Foundation of China Marine Geology and Geophysical Planning, the National Natural Science Foundation of China’s major research plan”South China Sea Deep Process Evolution” Advisory Committee and Integration Team Leader,”Western Pacific Multi-Circle Interaction” Steering Committee, etc. . Leading the organization and participating in more than 20 international voyages in the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and South China Sea, successively serving as the”Ocean One” for the first time Chief Scientist of Global Voyage, International Ocean Drilling Voyage in South China Sea, China-Pakistan Joint Voyage in Indian Ocean, etc.

Established in 1919, AGU is the world’s largest and most influential alliance of earth and space scientists. Its more than 60,000 members come from 148 countries and regions around the world, covering the earth, ocean, atmosphere and Space science and other fields.

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Long Kun, all-media text reporter of Guangzhou Daily

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