Janne Blichert-Toft awarded the Steno Medal

It is with great pleasure that the Danish Geological Society awards the Steno Medal to Janne Blichert-Toft the 24th of April 2015. Janne is educated in Copenhagen and is today Director of Research at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Laboratoire…

Named in honour of Steno

Named in honour of Steno

By Elsebeth Thomsen When a new species of a living organism or a fossil is found it is described and named according to international rules. A name may be based on morphological characters, related to the locality where it was…

Niels Stensen and geology, 3

Niels Stensen and geology, 3

Steno´s scientific pursuits were briefly interrrupted by his decision on 2 November 1667 to become a Catholic. He resumed his fieldwork the day after his confirmation on 8 December 1667. He first went to Pisa collecting fossil shells along the…

Niels Stensen and geology, 2

Niels Stensen and geology, 2

In 1660, Steno went to Holland in order to get a doctoral degree in medicine.  Besides his discovery of ductus stenonianus, he delivered a small thesis on hot springs, ”Disputatio Physica De Thermis”, at the University of Amsterdam the same year…