John Tuzo Wilson

Geophysics

Geophysicist: pioneer in the study of plate tectonics

"I enjoy, and always have enjoyed, disturbing scientists."

Birthdate
October 24, 1908

Birthplace
Ottawa, Ontario

Date of Death
April 15, 1993

Place of Death
Toronto, Ontario

Family Members
  • Wife: Isabel Dickson

Title
Professor of Geophysics

Office
University of Toronto

Status
Deceased

Degrees
  • BA (Geophysics), University of Toronto
  • BSc, Cambridge University, England, 1932
  • PhD, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1936

Awards
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 1968 Penrose Medal of the Geological Society of America, 1968
  • Vetlesan gold medal, 1978
  • Walter H. Bucher Medal of the American Geophysical Union, 1968
  • Honorary Membership in the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1973
  • John J. Carty Medal (National Academy of Sciences), 1975
  • Vetlesen Prize (Columbia University), 1978
  • Wollaston Medal (Geological Society of London), 1978
  • Huntsman Award (Bedford Institute of Oceanography), 1981
  • Maurice Ewing Medal (Society of Explorat

Last Updated
December 20, 2010

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