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HansonIn Memoriam:  Gilbert N. Hanson (1936-2023)

The Department mourns the passing of Gilbert (Gil) Hanson, one of the founding members of Earth and Space Sciences (now Geosciences) at Stony Brook University.  Gil passed away on September 21, 2023. When we celebrated the 50 th anniversary of our department in 2015, Gil had been here for all but one of those years. He served as the graduate advisor for 6 years (1970-1975; and 1982-1983) and the chair of our department for 10 years (1983-1993).  He will be greatly missed by all.   Hanson Tribute


Chair PicThe Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University has a rich tradition of integrating experimental, analytical, and field-based research techniques for understanding the earth and other planetary bodies.  The research activities of our world-renowned faculty are ranked among the top 15 public research universities by the National Research Council.  
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