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Geoff Marcy

Major Awards
Member of U.S. National Academy of Sciences, elected 2002;
Awarded Henry Draper Medal from United States National Academy of Sciences in 2001;
Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Astronomy
Specific Discipline: Astronomy
Outcome Year: 2015
Outcome Category: Honor Revoked; Resigned
Quote: "After a six-month investigation, Geoff Marcy — a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who has been mentioned as a potential Nobel laureate — was found to have violated campus sexual harassment policies between 2001 and 2010. Four women alleged that Marcy repeatedly engaged in inappropriate physical behavior with students, including unwanted massages, kisses, and groping.

As a result of the findings, the women were informed, Marcy has been given “clear expectations concerning his future interactions with students,” which he must follow or risk “sanctions that could include suspension or dismissal.” "

"Geoff Marcy has resigned from his tenured position at the University of California, Berkeley, the school confirms. Facing criticism, the university defended its decision not to fire him."

NAS: " Membership Type: Rescinded 2021 (elected Member 2002)" - NOTE: A separate entry for NAS was not generated for Marcy because no public information is available related to the revocation decision
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