Reference numberEC/1942/12
Previous numbersCert XV, 35; A03519
TitleHolmes, Arthur: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionDate stamp on reverse
CitationProfessor of Geology in the University of Durham. Has notably promoted the study of the applications of radioactivity to geological problems (32 papers), especially time-measurement (Monograph, 'Radioactivity and Geological Time', Bull, 80, US Nat Res Council (Lowell Lectures); book, 'The Age of the Earth', and many papers); the earth's thermal history and surface features ['Radioactivity and Thermal History', Parts I-V, 'Radioactivity and Earth Movement' (convection hypothesis)]; and the origin of lead ores. Has also advanced petrology by twenty papers on rocks from the British Isles, Mozambique, Uganda, Angola and the Arctic, and by important contributions on petrogenesis. Books : 'Nomenclature of Petrology', 'Petrographic Methods', 'Concrete Aggregates'. Monograph, 'Petrology of Bufumbira'
ProposersH George A Hickling; Harold Jeffreys; W W Watts; Rayleigh; P G H Boswell; E B Bailey; A S Woodward; O T Jones
Access statusOpen

Holmes, Arthur: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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