Albert W. Bally

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Bert Bally
Bert Bally
Born(1925-04-21)April 21, 1925
DiedJuly 30, 2019(2019-07-30) (aged 94)
Houston, Texas, United States
Alma materUniversity of Zurich
AwardsWilliam Smith Medal, Gustav Steinmann Medal, Sidney Powers Memorial Award
Scientific career
FieldsGeology, Geophysics, Seismology
InstitutionsRice University

Albert Walter Bally (April 21, 1925 – July 30, 2019) was an American geologist, previously the Harry Carothers Wiess Professor of Emeritus at Rice University.[1][2] He died in July 2019.[3]


Bally started his career at Shell Oil Company, retiring as Chief Geologist after 27 years in 1981.[3] After retirement, he joined Rice University as chair of the Department of Geology and Geophysics. He remained active in the department until his death in 2019.

In 1988, Bally was elected President of the Geological Society of America.[4] He died on July 30, 2019.[5]



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  6. ^ "William Smith Medal". Geological Society of London. Geological Society of London. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  7. ^ "Gustav-Steinmann-Medaille (seit 1938)". Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft. Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  8. ^ "Special Commendation". Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  9. ^ "Sidney Powers Memorial Award". American Association of Petroleum Geologists. American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Retrieved 2019-08-04.