The IAMG council voted in 2000 to establish a Distinguished Lecture series and approved a committee charged with implementing the recommendations contained in the report of the IAMG Lecture Series Commission (July 2000).

The purpose of the IAMG Distinguished Lecture series is to demonstrate to the broader geological community the power of mathematical geology to address routine geological interpretation and to deliver this knowledge to audiences in selected parts the world. Therefore, the Lectures Committee is seeking nominations for outstanding individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • A demonstrated ability to communicate mathematical concepts to a general geological audience.
  • A clear enthusiasm for mathematical geology.
  • Recognition for work in their field.
  • Established skill in working with individuals and in group discussions on geological problems.

The Distinguished Lecturer must be ready to travel and to perform the following duties:

  • Prepare and present a lecture suitable for a general geological audience.
  • Prepare and present one or two lectures on a more specialized topic.
  • Interact and hold discussions with individuals, both professionals and students, on applications of mathematical geology to local problems of interest.

Letters of nomination should include a curriculum vitae of the nominee and a short statement summarizing the ways in which he or she fulfills the nomination criteria.
Letters should be directed to the Chair of the Distinguished Lecture Series Committee by e-mail to :

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Or by regular mail to :


Christien Thiart
Department of Statistical Sciences University of Cape Town
Private Bag Rondebogch 7700
South Africa


last update  2017-08-21

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