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Keith Runcorn

Keith Runcorn
Nascimento 19 de novembro de 1922
Southport (Inglaterra)
Morte 5 de dezembro de 1995 (73 anos)
San Diego
Nacionalidade britânico
Alma mater Gonville and Caius College
Prêmios Prêmio Vetlesen (1970), Medalha de Ouro da RAS (1984)
Orientador(es)(as) Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett
Instituições Universidade de Cambridge, Universidade de Manchester, Universidade de Newcastle, Universidade de Alaska Fairbanks
Campo(s) Tectônica de placas, paleomagnetismo

Stanley Keith Runcorn FRS[1] (Southport (Inglaterra), 19 de novembro de 1922San Diego, 5 de dezembro de 1995) foi um físico britânico.


  • Physics and chemistry of the Earth (1956), edited by L.H. Ahrens, K. Rankama, S.K. Runcorn
  • Methods and techniques in geophysics (1966) ed.
  • Continental drift (1962), S.K. Runcorn.
  • International dictionary of geophysics : seismology, geomagnetism, aeronomy, oceanography, geodesy, gravity, marine geophysics, meteorology, the earth as a planet and its evolution (1967), ed.
  • Mantles of the earth and terrestrial planets (1967) NATO Advanced Study Institute, ed.
  • Methods in palaeomagnetism: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Palaeomagnetic Methods (1967), edited by D.W. Collinson, K.M. Creer, S.K. Runcorn
  • Palaeogeophysics, (1970) NATO Advanced Study Institute, ed.
  • Earth Sciences (1971), S.K. Runcorn
  • Implications of continental drift to the earth sciences (1973) NATO Advanced Study Institute, D.H. Tarling and S.K. Runcorn
  • Mechanisms of continental drift and plate tectonics (1980) edited by P. A. Davies and S. K. Runcorn
  • Magnetism, planetary rotation, and convection in the solar system : retrospect and prospect : in honour of Prof. S.K. Runcorn (1985) edited by W. O'Reilly, S. K. Runcorn
  • The Physics of the planets : their origin, evolution, and structure (1987) ed.


  1. Collinson, D.W. (1 de janeiro de 2002). «Stanley Keith Runcorn. 19 November 1922 - 5 December 1995». Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 48 (0). doi:10.1098/rsbm.2002.0023 


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Precedido por
Michael J. Seaton e Fred Whipple
Medalha de Ouro da Royal Astronomical Society
com Jakov Seldovich
Sucedido por
Thomas Gold e Stephen Hawking

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