At the recent EAGE Paris Conference, M.Turhan Taner added the Erasmus Award to the tributes he has received for his exemplary roles as teacher, scholar, and practitioner. Probably no other geophysicist has contributed more to the seismic method—coding efficient algorithms in deconvolution, statics, multiple attenuation, velocity analysis, velocity inversion time imaging, depth migration, seismic attributes, reservoir characterization, and more. But it may well be that “Tury” has earned the affection and respect of his colleagues more for his integrity, insight, generosity, and consideration of others than for a lifetime of achievements.

Taner's humaneness surfaced early on, as gleaned from Some...

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