Name

J. Tuzo Wilson

Career

Science

Occupation 1

Geophysicist

Era

Maritime Nation Since 1950 (1951-present)

Born

1908

Text

Canadian-based geophysicist, whose article, "A New Class of Faults and Their Bearing on Continental Drift," in Nature, July 24, 1965, provided additional confirming evidence of plate tectonics by introducing transform faults/horizontal shears as complement to trnches and mid-ocean ridges, thus completing a "continuous network of mibile belts about the Earth, which divide the the surface into several large rigid plates."