Drummond Hoyle Matthews. 5 February 1931 -- 20 July 1997: Elected F.R.S. 1974

White, R. S. (1999) Drummond Hoyle Matthews. 5 February 1931 -- 20 July 1997: Elected F.R.S. 1974. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 45. pp. 275-294. DOI 10.1098/rsbm.1999.0019

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Abstract

Drummond (Drum) Matthews was a leader who gave himself selflessly for the good of his students and science. He is best known for his work with Fred Vine (F.R.S. 1974), then his graduate student, on the seafloor spreading hypothesis, which underpinned the plate tectonics revolution, and for the work done under his leadership by the Cambridge marine geophysics group and the British Institutions’ Reflection Profiling Syndicate (BIRPS). But perhaps his most enduring scientific legacy lies in his many former students, now in positions of leadership and responsibility around the world, who continue to make significant contributions to the health of science.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2000 AREP IA31
Subjects: 99 - Other
Divisions: 99 - Other
Journal or Publication Title: Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Volume: 45
Page Range: pp. 275-294
Identification Number: 10.1098/rsbm.1999.0019
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2011 10:29
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:01
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/2025

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