b'PeopleNewsFrom 2010-2012 I coordinated the effort to produce an Australian Seismological Reference Earth Model (AuSREM) based on the full range of information on the continent. The first product was a new compilation of results on the depth to Moho incorporating extensive information from receiver function studies and reflection seismic profiles. Michelle Salmon took charge of the assembly of the available data on crustal structure and we collaborated on building a P wavespeed model from refraction and receiver function results, with additional constraints from S wavespeed determined from ambient noise tomography that provided a continent- wide background to link the point observations. An SV wavespeed model was built for the mantle by combining the results from several prior studies using surface wave tomography, with additional constraints on P and S wavespeed from body-wave studies.Brian Kennett receiving the 2017 Lehmann medal from the AGU presidentThe full digital 3-D model with 0.5 degree horizontal resolution specifiedIhave tried to convey this experience toMy work has been recognised through at depth intervals of 5 km in the crusta broader audience in the two volumeelection as; a Fellow of AGU (1988), and 25 km in the mantle was releasedbook set The Seismic Wavefield (2001,Fellow of the Australian Academy of in late 2012, with detailed papers on2002) which covers most aspects ofSciences (1994), Honorary Fellow of the the mode of construction appearing inintermediate and high frequencyRoyal Astronomical Society (1996) and 2013. As was hoped, the AuSREM modelseismology applied to the Earth. ThisFellow of the Royal Society, London has been used in many ways, e.g., towork is complemented by Geophysical(2005). I received a Humboldt Research produce a new density model and toContinua (2008) paper, co-authored withAward in 2004 that was held at the look at the association of resourcesH -P Bunge of the University of MunichUniversity of Munich spread over 3 with seismic velocity variations. Thethat links to the dynamic environmentyears, with productive collaborations model also has been used directlyof the Earth. I have also cooperatedon both the lithosphere/asthenosphere for earthquake location across thewith colleagues at Geoscience Australiasystem and the deep Earth. I was continent. to produce a comprehensive summaryawarded the Murchison Medal of the An update to the Moho model for theof the suite of full-crustal reflectionGeological Society of London in 2006, Australian continent was made in 2013profiles across the Australian continent,the Gutenberg Medal in Seismology to include new results from reflectionaccompanied with geological stripof the European Geosciences Union in profiling, with a further update in 2017maps. The second edition Deep Crustal2007, and the Gold Medal for Geophysics to incorporate results from anotherSeismic Reflection Profiling Australiafrom the Royal Astronomical Society, 4000 km of reflection profiling, extensive19782015 was published in 2016. ALondon in 2008. I also received the new portable seismic deploymentsfurther volume The Australia Continent: AJaeger Medal for Earth Sciences from in Western Australia, and results fromGeophysical Synthesis appeared in 2018,the Australian Academy of Sciences in stacked autocorrelograms at seismicin which the full range of continental2006, and in 2011 the Academys highest stationsparticularly from the densescale geophysical results for thehonour in the Physical Sciencesthe deployments in southeastern Australia.continent are presented in a commonFlinders Medal and Lecture. In 2017 I was Although the general pattern is similarformat. This volume is the subject of anawarded the Inge Lehmann Medal by to the Moho map produced in 2011,article that also appears in this issue ofthe American Geophysical Union for my extensive areas of thicker crust have beenPreview. Both these works are publishedwork on the deep Earth.revealed in the western part of Centralthrough ANU press with free access toI retired fully in 2016, after four years in a Australia and south of Mt. Isa wherethe digital versions. part-time position and was appointed as earlier coverage was sparse. It is hopedan Emeritus Professor by the Australian that a new synthesis exploiting the fullAs part of a Masters Course on Physics ofNational University. I still sustain a varied range of available information will bethe Earth at ANU, I prepared a course onresearch effort, mostly in structural completed in 2019. how to plan develop research projects,seismology, but at a lower level of which I later expanded into a shortintensity than before.In the course of my career at thebook: Planning and Managing Scientific Research School of Earth Sciences I haveResearch: a guide for the beginning worked on many aspects of seismology,researcher. This book has been also madeBrain Kennett AOparticularly in understanding issuesfreely available through ANU Press andEmeritus Professor relating to seismic wave propagation.achieved wide distribution. Brian.Kennett@anu.edu.auAPRIL 2019 PREVIEW 16'