|Gary Brent Dalrymple|
Brent Dalrymple adjusting mass spectrometer vacuum flight tube, 1971
May 9, 1937|
|Thesis||Potassium-argon dates and the Cenozoic chronology of the Sierra Nevada, California (1963)|
|Known for||Research regarding the history of Earth's magnetic field and radiometric dating|
|Influences||Allan V. Cox|
|Notable awards||Fellow of the American Geophysical Union since 1975, and was the organizations' president from 1990 to 1992; received an honorary doctorate from Occidental College in 1993|
He was born in Alhambra, California. After receiving a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, Dalrymple went to work at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California. In 1994 he left the USGS to accept a position at Oregon State University, where he served on the faculty until retiring in 2001. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
In 2003, Dalrymple was awarded the National Medal of Science. He was presented with the Medal at a ceremony in 2005.
- Dalrymple, Brent (1994). The Age of the Earth. Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-2331-1.
- Dalrymple, Brent (2004). Ancient Earth, ancient skies: the age of Earth and its cosmic surroundings. Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-4933-7.
- Allan, Cox; Richard R. Doell; G. Brent Dalrymple (15 June 1963). "Geomagnetic Polarity Epochs and Pleistocene Geochronometry". Nature. 198 (4885): 1049–1051. doi:10.1038/1981049a0.
- "G. Brent Dalrymple". Pennsylvania State University. 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
- Lubick, Naomi (April 2005). "G. Brent Dalrymple: Deep time in a tarpaper shack". Geotimes. Retrieved 6 March 2009.
- "National Science Foundation - The President's National Medal of Science". Nsf.gov. Retrieved 2014-07-26.
- "NCSE Supporter Dalrymple receives National Medal of Science". National Center for Science Education. February 16, 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
- American Geophysical Union (includes photo)
- A Natural History of Time by Brent Dalrymple