Drummond Matthews, British geophysicist

Drummond Matthews, British geophysicist

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Caption: Drummond Hoyle Matthews (1931-1997, centre), British geophysicist, with two unidentified men. Matthews was a research fellow at King's College Cambridge in 1962 when with others he helped develop the Vine–Matthews–Morley hypothesis relating to magnetic reversals in rocks surrounding the mid-ocean ridges. This was key evidence for seafloor spreading, continental drift and the theory of plate tectonics. Photographed at the American Geophysical Union, where Matthews was made a fellow in 1982. Matthews was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974, and also received the Geological Society of London's Wollaston Medal (1989).

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