Christopher Jackson
#32526 Overall Influence

Christopher Jackson

Geologist

About

Why is this person notable and influential?
By Dr. Sara L. Austin

Christopher Jackson is a professor of geology at Imperial College London. He earned a B.Sc and a Ph.D from the University of Manchester. Jackson’s work has focused on the evolution of sedimentary basins through stratigraphic, structural, and geodynamic forces. His revolutionary work has earned him a reputation as the leading interpreter of geological and seismic data of his generation.

He is perhaps best known for his work on Expedition Volcano, which was a BBC-produced documentary of extraordinary depth, investigating two of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, the Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira. Along with fellow researchers and scientists, such as Xand Van Tulleken, Jackson explored the geology of the crater floors and even spent a week camping next to a lava lake 350m down. They were hoping to provide insights that would be useful for early warnings before volcanic activity, as well as to better understand how proximity to the volcano was impacting the lives of everyday people.

Jackson has earned the Roland Goldring Award from the British Sedimentological Research Group, the Bigsby Medal from the Geological Society of London and the Thompson Distinguished Lecturer Award from the Geological Society of America. He was the editor of Basin Research from 2012-2015.

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University of Manchester
University of Manchester

Public research university in Manchester, England

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Imperial College London
Imperial College London

Public research university located in London, United Kingdom

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#85 World Rank
Earth Sciences