Don Kirkham

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Don Kirkham
Born (1908-02-11)February 11, 1908
Provo, Utah
Died March 7, 1998(1998-03-07) (aged 90)
Ames, Iowa
Fields soil science
Institutions Utah State University, Iowa State University
Alma mater Columbia University
Thesis The variation of the initial susceptibility with temperature and the variation of the magnetostriction and reversible susceptibility with temperature and magnetization in nickel (1938)
Doctoral advisor Shirley Leon Quimby
Notable awards Wolf Prize in Agriculture (1983/4), Robert E. Horton Medal (1995)

Don Kirkham (February 11, 1908 – March 7, 1998) was a distinguished soil scientist regarded as the founder of mathematical soil physics.[by whom?] His special interest was the flow of water through soils and drainage of agricultural land. He was awarded the 1983/4 Wolf Prize in Agriculture and the Robert E. Horton Medal in 1995.

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