Keith Runcorn

British geophysicist

1922   -   1995

country of citizenship: United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: English
educated at: Gonville and Caius College
occupation: geologist, physicist, geophysicist
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society, Alfred Wegener Medal, Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Emil Wiechert Medal, Vetlesen Prize, Chree medal

(Stanley) Keith Runcorn (19 November 1922 – 5 December 1995) was a British physicist whose paleomagnetic reconstruction of the relative motions of Europe and America revived the theory of continental drift and was a major contribution to plate tectonics.
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