Don L. Anderson

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Don L. Anderson
Don L. Anderson portrait photo.jpg
Born(1933-03-05)March 5, 1933
DiedDecember 2, 2014(2014-12-02) (aged 81)
Alma materRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, California Institute of Technology
Known forPlate Tectonics, Seismology, Geochemistry, Scientific Poetry
Scientific career
FieldsSeismology, Geophysics, Geology, Geochemistry
InstitutionsCalifornia Institute of Technology, Caltech Seismological Laboratory
Doctoral advisorFrank Press [1]
Doctoral studentsMartin Smith, Lane Johnson, Bruce Julian, "Francis" Wu, "Leon" Teng, Charles G. Sammis, Harmuth Spetzler, Thomas H. Jordan, James Whitcomb, Hsi-Ping Liu, Scott David King, Jeffrey Given, Shingo Watada, Janice Regan, Eric Chael, Hua-Wei Zhou, Lianxing Wen.[2]
Anderson's expertise in numerous scientific disciplines has been recognized with gold medals from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Geological Society of America, the Royal Astronomical Society, and the highest science medals from the American Geophysical Union and the President of the United States.

Don Lynn Anderson (March 5, 1933 – December 2, 2014) was an American geophysicist. Anderson’s work was about seismology, solid state physics, geochemistry and petrology to explain how the Earth works. Anderson was born in Frederick, Maryland.

Anderson died of cancer in Cambria, California, aged 81.[3]

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  1. Anderson, Don L. (15 February 1962). "Surface wave dispersion in layered anisotropic media" – via
  2. "Browse by Advisor - CaltechTHESIS".
  3. Svitil, Kathy (3 December 2014). "Don L. Anderson 1933–2014". News & Events. Caltech. Retrieved 5 December 2014.

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