It is with deep sorrow that we are having to report our dear and beloved Dr. Hans Ave Lallemant passed away on November 14, 2016. Born in 1938, Hans was a pioneer in the rheology of the mantle and the structural evolution of mountain belts all over the world. His field work took him to all corners of the world, from Alaska to southeast Asia to the Caribbean. He was one of the first to calibrate a rheologic law for the ductile deformation of mantle rocks. He taught us about the significance of transpression and transtension in mountain belts. He developed new models for the exhumation of high pressure rocks in accretionary prisms.
Many of us got our first experience in the field from Hans’ classes. He taught structural geology and field mapping at Rice from 1970 when he arrived as an assistant professor. He will be missed by all.
Please join us to celebrate his life and career with his family, friends and colleagues at a reception on the patio of the Earth Science Building at Rice University beginning at 4 pm. Your presence would mean a lot to Hans as Rice meant the whole world to him. Food and drinks will be served. No RSVP is required, but if you would like, feel free to add comments about his life in the comments section below.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Lewy-Body Dementia Association (www.lbda.org)
Friday, 18 November, 2016
Patio of the Earth Science Department, Rice University
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