It is with great sadness that our founding father Gil Hanson passed away on 21 September 2023. He did such a wonderful webinar this past February on Hummocky Terrain of Long Island, you can watch the recording on the Media tab of the website. Below is a memoriam published by SUNY Stony Brook.
It is with great sadness that we share news that our friend and colleague Gil Hanson passed away on September 21, 2023. Gil was an incredible mentor, friend, and so much more to so many of us. He will forever be remembered for his knowledge, compassion, wisdom, positive outlook, and dedication to us all.
Among many distinctions, Gil was one of the leaders and developers of modern isotope geochemistry. His research career also included investigations of the regional geology of New York and Connecticut, critical studies of ground water and hydrogeology of Long Island and Long Island Sound, and a research program on the glacial geology of southern New England and Long Island. Gil also was instrumental in developing Stony Brook’s Earth Science teacher training program, founded the Long Island Geologists professional and academic group and organized its annual meeting, and was heavily involved in the push for New York State to begin licensing professional geologists. He leaves behind a vast network of colleagues, former students, and friends who will miss his pioneering vision.