Thursday, 13 December 2012

Professor Keith Beven and his splendid beard have been awarded the prestigious Robert E. Horton Medal by the American Geophysical Union. Established in 1974, the Horton Medal is named in honor of Robert E. Horton, who made significant contributions to the study of the hydrologic cycle. The Horton Medal is awarded not more than once annually to an individual “for outstanding contributions to hydrology.” You may recognise Professor Beven from his previous exposure on Academic Beards, his visage used as an icon on Academic Beards on Twitter, and his starring role in Academic Beards: Some Say Academic Beards. You might be able to tell we have a soft spot for Professor Keith Beven's beard. We don't entirely understand what it is he does because it's a little modern for our academic tastes, but clearly the Earth and Space Science community think very highly of him. Congratulations on your recent honour Prof Keith from all the committee at Academic Beards.


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