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G. Brent Dalrymple (born May 9, 1937) is an American geologist, author of The Age of the Earth and Ancient Earth, Ancient Skies, and National Medal of Science winner.[2]

Gary Brent Dalrymple
SCIENTIST BRENT DALRYMPLE ADJUSTING MASS SPECTROMETER VACUUM FLIGHT TUBE, 1971. - U.S. Geological Survey, Rock Magnetics Laboratory, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, San Mateo HAER CAL,41-MENPA,5-31.tif
Brent Dalrymple adjusting mass spectrometer vacuum flight tube, 1971
Born (1937-05-09) May 9, 1937 (age 82)
ResidenceCorvallis, Oregon
NationalityAmerican
Known forResearch regarding the history of Earth's magnetic field and radiometric dating
Spouse(s)Sharon[1]
AwardsFellow of the American Geophysical Union since 1975, and was the organizations' president from 1990 to 1992; received an honorary doctorate from Occidental College in 1993
Scientific career
FieldsGeology
ThesisPotassium-argon dates and the Cenozoic chronology of the Sierra Nevada, California (1963)
InfluencesAllan V. Cox

He was born in Alhambra, California. After receiving a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, Dalrymple went to work at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California. In 1994 he left the USGS to accept a position at Oregon State University, where he served on the faculty until retiring in 2001. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

In 2003, Dalrymple was awarded the National Medal of Science.[3] He was presented with the Medal at a ceremony in 2005.[4]

Since 2013, Dalrymple has been listed on the Advisory Council of the National Center for Science Education.[5]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Dalrymple, Brent (1994). The Age of the Earth. Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-2331-1.
  • Dalrymple, Brent (2004). Ancient Earth, ancient skies: the age of Earth and its cosmic surroundings. Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-4933-7.
  • Allan, Cox; Richard R. Doell; G. Brent Dalrymple (15 June 1963). "Geomagnetic Polarity Epochs and Pleistocene Geochronometry". Nature. 198 (4885): 1049–1051. doi:10.1038/1981049a0.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "G. Brent Dalrymple". Pennsylvania State University. 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  2. ^ Lubick, Naomi (April 2005). "G. Brent Dalrymple: Deep time in a tarpaper shack". Geotimes. Retrieved 6 March 2009.
  3. ^ "National Science Foundation - The President's National Medal of Science". Nsf.gov. Retrieved 2014-07-26.
  4. ^ "NCSE Supporter Dalrymple receives National Medal of Science". National Center for Science Education. February 16, 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
  5. ^ "Advisory Council". ncse.com. National Center for Science Education. Archived from the original on 2013-08-10. Retrieved 2018-10-30.

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