Leon Knopoff (July 1, 1925 – January 20, 2011) was a geophysicist and musicologist. He received his education at Caltech, graduating in 1949 with a PhD in physics, and after holding several academic positions, moved to UCLA. He has done fundamental work in the field of theoretical seismology, for which he was honoured in 1979 by the award of the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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