List of geophysicists

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Zhang Heng, inventor of the first seismoscope.

This is a list of geophysicists, people who made notable contributions to geophysics, whether or not geophysics was their primary field. These include historical figures who laid the foundations for the field of geophysics.[1][2][3][4] More recently, some of the top awards for geophysicists are the Vetlesen Prize (intended to be the equivalent of a Nobel Prize for geology or geophysics); the William Bowie Medal (the top award of the American Geophysical Union); and the Crafoord Prize for geosciences. Some geophysicists have also won more general prizes such as the Nobel Prize and the Kyoto Prize.


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Francis Birch

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Henry Cavendish

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Adam Dziewoński

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Benjamin Franklin

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Alexander von Humboldt in 1843

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Marcia McNutt
Andrija Mohorovičić

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Frank Press, Jerusalem 1953

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Nicholas Shackleton

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James van Allen

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gillmor, C. Stewart, ed. (1986). History of geophysics. 1. Washington: American Geophysical Union. ISSN 8755-1217.
  2. ^ Gillmor, C. Stewart, ed. (1986). History of geophysics. 2. Washington: American Geophysical Union. ISBN 978-0-87590-276-0.
  3. ^ Landa, Edward R.; Ince, Simon, eds. (1987). History of geophysics. 3: The History of Hydrology. Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union. ISBN 978-0-87590-277-7.
  4. ^ Gillmor, C. Stewart, ed. (1990). History of geophysics. 4. Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union. ISBN 978-0-87590-278-4.
  5. ^ "Navy physicist Antares Parvulescu dies at 74". The Washington Post. 18 July 1998. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  6. ^ Larmat, Carène; Clay, Clarence S. "Time Reversal in Seismology". Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics. pp. 1449–1452. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-8702-7_234.
  7. ^ Koppes, Steve (18 August 2008). "George W. Platzman, meteorologist, 1920–2008". UChicagoNews. The University of Chicago. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  8. ^ "2003 William Bowie Medal Winner: Donald L. Turcotte". Honors Program. American Geophysical Union. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Turcotte, Donald Lawson". American Men and Women of Science. 7: T-Z. Gale. 2003. p. 173. ISBN 0-7876-6530-4.