Professor Robert (Bob) White, Earth Sciences, Cambridge University

Posted by pkm at Jan 15, 2015 07:24 AM |

Robert (Bob) White is Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge (since 1989) and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1994. He leads a research group investigating the Earth’s dynamic crust: in particular the way in which enormous volumes of volcanic rock are produced when continents and oceans rift apart, and the movement of molten rock under active volcanoes. He has organised many overseas fieldwork projects and supervised over 50 PhD students at Cambridge, many of whom are now prominent in academia, industry, government and education. His work at sea has taken him to the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans and his research group is currently investigating the internal structure of volcanoes in Iceland. His scientific work is published in over 350 papers and articles. He is also founding Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. His latest book addresses scientific and theological aspects of so-called ‘natural disasters’: Robert S White (2014), Who is to Blame? Nature, Disasters and Acts of God (Oxford: Lion Hudson), 207 pp.   See also

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