Leonard Medal awarded to Dr. Jeff Cuzzi

Leonard Medal awarded to Dr. Jeff Cuzzi
Leonard Medal awarded to Dr. Jeff Cuzzi

The Meteoritical Society gave its highest award, the Leonard Medal, to Ames’ Jeff Cuzzi at the 2015 annual meeting, this year held on the UC Berkeley campus. Jeff was cited for his cross-disciplinary contributions in connecting astrophysics and meteoritics, with an emphasis on the physics of particle-gas interactions in turbulence. After the award, Jeff gave a talk on the formation of the first planetesimals (asteroids in particular, as the parent bodies of primitive meteorites) from mineral bits in the protoplanetary nebula.