Kurt Lambeck

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Professor Kurt Lambeck (born 20 September 1941 in Utrecht, Netherlands[1]) AO, FRS, FAA, FRSN is Professor of Geophysics at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. He has also taught at University of Paris and at Smithsonian and Harvard Observatories.[2]

His current research interests include the interactions between ice sheets, oceans and the solid Earth, as well as changes in ocean levels and their impact on human populations.[3]

Lambeck was President of the Australian Academy of Science from 2006 to 2010. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and the Royal Society of New South Wales,[4] as well as the recipient of many prestigious international awards.[3] He is a member of the French Academy of Science, the US National Academy of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Academia Europaea, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[5]

In 2012, Lambeck was awarded a prestigious Balzan Prize for his work on Solid Earth Sciences, with emphasis on interdisciplinary research.

In 2013, Lambeck was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur by the Government of France for his work at Centre national d'études spatiales in the 1970s.[6] Also in 2013, Lambeck was awarded the highest award granted by the Geological Society of London, the Wollaston Medal recognizing lifetime achievements and service.


  1. ^ http://www.balzan.org/en/prizewinners/kurt-lambeck/bio-bibliography_1971_1975.html
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b Earth Scientist Elected New President of Science Academy
  4. ^ "Fellows of RSNSW". RSNSW. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gruppe 3: Geofag" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Canberra scientist awarded highest French decoration". ABC. 6 March 2013.