Cinna Lomnitz

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Cinna Lomnitz
Born(1925-05-04)4 May 1925
Cologne, Germany
Died7 July 2016(2016-07-07) (aged 91)
Mexico City, Mexico
Alma materUniversity of Chile
Known forLomnitz law
RelativesClaudio Lomnitz
Scientific career
FieldsSeismology, geophysics, rock mechanics
InstitutionsNational Autonomous University of Mexico
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chile

Cinna Lomnitz Aronsfrau (4 May 1925 – 7 July 2016) was a German-born Chilean-Mexican geophysicist of Jewish descent.[1] He known for his work in the fields of rock mechanics and seismology.

Lomnitz was born in Cologne, Germany.[2] He graduated as engineer from the University of Chile in 1948. He then studied with Karl von Terzaghi in Harvard University and obtained a Master's degree in soil mechanics there.[3]

He became editor of the journal Geofísica Internacional in 1990. He is the father of Claudio Lomnitz. Lomnitz died in 2016 at the age of 91.[4]

References[change | change source]

  3. Urrutia Fucugauchi, Jaime (8 August 2012). "Cinna Lomnitz, sismólogo. La ley de la deformación de las rocas lleva su nombre". Judíos Destacados en México. Diario Judío (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  4. "Muere Cinna Lomnitz, el geofísico más importante de AL - La Jornada". Archived from the original on 2016-07-09. Retrieved 2016-07-08.