October 2010 - Dr. Olga Narygina received 2010 Bernd Rendel Prize

Dr. Olga Narygina received 2010 Bernd Rendel Prize (October 2010). The award is for her doctoral thesis on investigation of the makeup of the Earth's core through experiments involving extreme pressure and temperatures and is from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). Among other findings, her work has contributed to the discovery that the overwhelming majority of minerals in the Earth's core remain heat- and light-transparent, despite high pressure. The research was performed at the Bavarian the Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Leonid Dubrovinsky. The Bernd Rendel Prize features prize money of 2,000 euros and is designed to enable the recipients to take part in international conferences and conventions.