Biographical entry Brett, Peter Robin (1935 - )
- 30 January 1935
Peter Brett was Director of the Earth Sciences Division, US National Science Foundation from 1979. Earlier he worked with the US Geological Survey 1974-1978 and was Chief of the Geochemistry Branch of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Centre, NASA, Texas 1969-1974.
Born 30 January 1935. AM. Educated University of Adelaide (BSc) and Harvard University (PhD). Post-doctoral fellow, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institute of Washington 1963-64; Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington 1964-69; Chief of Geochemistry Branch, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Centre, N.A.S.A., Houston, Texas 1969-74; Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington 1974-78; director, Earth Sciences Division, U.S. National Science Foundation 1979- . N.A.S.A. Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement 1973. President, Meteoritical Society 1973-74.
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