Lecture | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium, International House
William Dietrich, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley
William Dietrich joined the Berkeley faculty in 1982, after studying at Occidental College and the University of Washington. His work focuses on understanding the processes that drive landscape evolution, including: rainfall runoff, soil production and transport, landsliding, river incision into bedrock, and floodplain formation. He is currently director of the Eel River Critical Zone Observatory, co-founder and co-director of the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, and a member of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover team. Dietrich has received many honors, including the Robert E. Horton Medal of the American Geophysical Union and the Arthur Holmes Medal of the European Geosciences Union. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the National Academy of Sciences.