Kurt Lambeck

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Professor Kurt Lambeck AO, FRS, FAA, FRSN (born 20 September 1941 in Utrecht, Netherlands[1]) 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]

Honours and awards[edit]

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, and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[5] Lambeck is a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1993.[6]


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  2. ^ Biography, Research School of Earth Sciences, anu.edu.au
  3. ^ a b Earth Scientist Elected New President of Science Academy Archived 2008-11-21 at the Wayback Machine, www.science.org.au
  4. ^ "Fellows of RSNSW". RSNSW. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Gruppe 3: Geofag" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
  6. ^ "K. Lambeck". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 8 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Canberra scientist awarded highest French decoration". ABC. 6 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Australian geologist receives top national honour". Australian Academy of Science. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  9. ^ Osborne, Tegan (17 October 2018). "Geophysicist who helped make GPS accurate gets top PM Science Prize". ABC News. Retrieved 17 October 2018.