President John Valley, members of the society, and guests:

I am really delighted to have this opportunity to introduce Gary Ernst for the Roebling Medal, 25 years after he was our President handing out these awards.

First, I emphasize that it is no surprise to find Gary up here today. The only surprise is that it didn’t happen sooner. Anyone brave enough to tackle the experimental synthesis and phase relationships of amphiboles for his Ph.D. thesis in 1959 deserves the Roebling Medal. In fact, it earned him the MSA Award in 1969.

Second, I’ll note that Gary took his amphiboles...

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