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Don L. Anderson
|Died||December 2, 2014
|Alma mater||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, California Institute of Technology|
|Known for||Plate Tectonics, Seismology, Geochemistry, Scientific Poetry|
|Fields||Seismology, Geophysics, Geology, Geochemistry|
|Institutions||California Institute of Technology, Caltech Seismological Laboratory|
|Doctoral advisor||Frank Press|
|Doctoral students||Martin Smith, Lane Johnson, Bruce Julian, "Francis" Wu, "Leon" Teng, Charles G. Sammis, Harmuth Spetzler, Thomas H. Jordan, James Whitcomb, Hsi-Ping Liu, Scott David King, Jeffrey Given, Shingo Watada, Janice Regan, Eric Chael, Hua-Wei Zhou, Lianxing Wen.|
Anderson's expertise in numerous scientific disciplines has been recognized with gold medals from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Geological Society of America, the Royal Astronomical Society, and the highest science medals from the American Geophysical Union and the President of the United States.
Don Lynn Anderson (March 5, 1933 – December 2, 2014) was an American geophysicist. Anderson’s work was about seismology, solid state physics, geochemistry and petrology to explain how the Earth works. Anderson was born in Frederick, Maryland.
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