FRITSCH RECEIVES FRENCH MINERALOLOGICAL PRIZE Dr. Emmanuel Fritsch, a professor of physics at Nantes University in France and formerly a research scientist at the Gemological Institute of America, recently won the Jean Rose Prize. The prize honors young French scientists who develop certain aspects of mineralogy. Fritsch earned a geology engineering degree in 1981 and a doctorate in 1985 in France. He got his first taste of gemology while studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he met Pierre Bariand, curator of the university's mineral collection. He later moved to the U.S. to pursue post-doctoral studies at GIA, where he subsequently became a graduate gemologist and manager of the research department. At GIA, Fritsch wrote more than 70 papers in gemology, many of which were published in Gems & Gemology, GIA's quarterly magazine, and other international publications, including J

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