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Umberto Giuseppe Cordani

Umberto Giuseppe Cordani, Italian-born Brazilian geologist (Milano 17 May 1938 -

Known internationally as expert on geochronology and isotopic geology
Authored over 120 papers and 20 books and book chapters (14,200 citations and h-index 64 in according to Google Academics)

Co-authored a paper with great repercussion that confirmed the geochronological correlation between Brazil and Africa continent

With P.M. Hurley, G.C. Melcher, U.G. Cordani, J.R. Rand, K. Kawashita, P. Vandoros, W.H. Pinson & H.W. Fairbarn. Test of continental drift by means of radiometric ages. Science 157 (3788):495-500, 1967 

With C.E. Ganade de Araújo. D. Rubatto, J. Hermann, R. Caby & M.A.S. Basei. Ediacaran 2,500 km-long synchronous deep continental subduction in the West Gondwana Orogen. Nature Comm. 5:5198,2014   



President, International Union of Geological Sciences (1988-92)

Honorary Member, Geological Society of America (1988)

Palmes Academiques, France (1999)

Spendiarov Medal, Russian Academy of Sciences (2000)

Ingerson Lecture, International Association of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry (2000)

Foreign Member, Academie des Sciences de L’Institut de France (2009)