Name

Drummond Matthews

Career

Science

Occupation 1

Geophysicist

Occupation 2

Oceanographer

Era

Maritime Nation Since 1950 (1951-present)

Born

1931

Source

Magnetic Anomalies Over Oceanic Ridges (1963)

Text

Professor of geophysics at Cambridge University when he co-authored, in 1963, with his graduate student, Fred Vine, "Magnetic Anomalies Over Oceanic Ridges," which led to the rapid confirmation of the plate tectonics theories then in dispute.