For outstanding contributions to understanding of the magma genesis and the dynamics of deep interior in the Earth based on experimental petrology
A list of five major papers
Takahashi, E. (1980) Thermal history of lherzolite xenoliths-1. Petrology of lherzolite xenoliths from the Ichinomegata crater, Oga peninsula, northeast Japan, Geochim Cosmochim Acta, 44, 1643-1658.
Takahashi, E., and Kushiro, I. (1983) Melting of a dry peridotite at high pressures and basalt magma genesis, Amer. Mineral., 68, 859-879, 1983.
Takahashi, E. (1986) Melting of a dry peridotite KLB-1 up to 14 GPa: implications on the origin of peridotite upper mantle, J. Geophys. Res., 91, 9367-9382.
Takahashi, E. (1990) Speculation on the Archean mantle: missing link between komatiite and depleted garnet peridotite, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 15941-15954.
Takahashi, E., Nakajima, K., and Wright, T.L. (1998) Origin of the Columbia River basalts: melting model of a heterogeneous plume head, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 162, 63-80.