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Kurt Lambeck

Dutch–Australian geophysicist


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Kurt Lambeck is Emeritus Professor of Geophysics at the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University and former President of the Australian Academy of Science. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of New South Wales and a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford.

His early research focused on Earth’s gravitational pull and the cause of fluctuations in planetary rotation. He has also studied the relationship between ice volumes, the oceanic and continental lithosphere and sea level change, using the last glacial cycle as the basis for his study.

His multi-disciplinary approach has yielded critical insights into how sea level, terrestrial gravity and the internal structure of the planet. Drawing from oceanography, paleoclimatology, geodesy, geology, and geophysics, he has been able to adopt a more global, nuanced view of climate science.

In addition to his research, he has worked for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, at Harvard University, Observatoire de Paris, Departement des Sciences de la Terre, the University of Paris VII and for the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.

Lambeck is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and the Royal Society of New South Wales. He is also a member of the French Academy of Science and Academia Europaea.

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Professor Kurt Lambeck AC, FRS, FAA, FRSN is Professor of Geophysics at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. He has also taught at University of Paris and at Smithsonian and Harvard Observatories.

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Utrecht University

University in the Netherlands

Australian National University

National research university in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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#528 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#6723 World Rank