Sabine Lennartz has been awarded the Donald L. Turcotte Award, given annually to a recent Ph.D. recipient for outstanding dissertation research that contributes directly to the field of nonlinear geophysics. Lennartz’s thesis is entitled “Correlation and trend analysis in short records: Applications in climatology and seismology.” She is scheduled to present an invited talk in the Nonlinear Geophysics General Contributions session (NG01) during the 2010 AGU Fall Meeting, 13–17 December in San Francisco, Calif. Lennartz will be formally presented with the award at the Nonlinear Geophysics focus group reception on 14 December 2010.
Lennartz received her M.S. in theoretical physics from the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, in 2005. In 2009 she received a Ph.D. in theoretical physics under the supervision of Armin Bunde at the Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. Her research interests include seismology and climatology, in particular, the effect of long-term memory on extreme events and the detection of unnatural (anthropogenic) trends.