Philip England is a geophysicist and a professor of geology for the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford. He earned a B.Sc in physics from the University of Bristol and a D.Phil from the University of Oxford.
He has spent his career studying continental tectonics, and using theoretical models rooted in seismology and geology to understand how plates are formed and reformed. His current research interests include an assessment of the risk of tsunami in the Mediterranean, tectonic plate boundary shifts, and stress in the Alpine-Himalayan Belt, among others.
He has taught at Cambridge University and Harvard University, as well as Oxford University. He has also served as the Chair of Geology at Oxford University as well as Head of their Department of Earth Sciences. He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society in 1999.
He is the organizer of a cross disciplinary program called Earthquakes Without Frontiers, which promotes the study of how earthquakes impact science and society in the places these events occur. In 2018, he was honored with the Walter H. Bucher Medal for his contributions to our understanding of subduction zones, tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, and a host of other geological and geodesic subject areas.
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Philip Christopher England FRS is a British geophysicist and former Chair of Geology at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, whose research centres upon the evolution, deformation and metamorphism of mountain ranges and the development of island arcs. He has widely used applied mathematics to model mountain building, proving that they behave as extremely viscous fluids.Source: Wikipedia
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