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List of famous geophysicists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top geophysicists in the world? This includes the most prominent geophysicists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable geophysicists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic geophysicists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned geophysicists.

List contains people like Andrew J. Feustel and Erich von Drygalski.

From reputable, prominent, and well known geophysicists to the lesser known geophysicists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the geophysicist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous geophysicists ever?" and "What are the names of famous geophysicists?" then you're in the right place. (26 items)
Andrew J. Feustel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Geophysicists
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Andrew J. Feustel is an American geophysicist and a NASA astronaut. His first spaceflight in May 2009, STS-125, lasted just under 13 days. This was a mission with six other astronauts to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. Feustel performed three spacewalks during the mission. Following several years working as a geophysicist, Feustel was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in July 2000. His second spaceflight was STS-134, which launched on May 16, 2011 and landed on June 1, 2011; that mission was the penultimate Space Shuttle flight. ...more on Wikipedia

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Umran Inan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Geophysicists
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Umran Savas Inan is a scientist at Koc University and Stanford University in the field of geophysics and very low frequency radioscience. He received a Ph.D. from Stanford in 1977 under the tutelage of Robert Helliwell. Since Fall 2009, Inan has been the president of Koç University. ...more on Wikipedia

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Merle Anthony Tuve was an American geophysicist who was the founding director of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He was a pioneer in the use of pulsed radio waves whose discoveries opened the way to the development of radar and nuclear energy. ...more on Wikipedia

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Erich von Drygalski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Geophysicists
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Erich Dagobert von Drygalski was a German geographer, geophysicist and polar scientist, born in Königsberg, Province of Prussia. Between 1882 and 1887, Drygalski studied mathematics and natural science at the University of Königsberg, Bonn, Berlin and Leipzig. He graduated with a doctorate thesis about ice shields in Nordic areas. Between 1888 and 1891, he was an assistant at the Geodetic Institute and the Central Office of International Geodetics in Berlin. Drygalski led two expeditions between 1891 and 1893, which were supplied by the Society for Geoscience of Berlin. One expedition wintered during the winter between 1892 and 1893 in Western Greenland. He habilitated 1889 for geography and ...more on Wikipedia

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