Famous Geologists: Alfred Wegener

Alfred Wegener gained fame as the person who came up with the idea of Continental Drift, a key part of the Plate Tectonics theory;


Famous Geologists: Charles Walcott

Walcott’s lasting fame was secured with his work on the extraordinary Burgess Shale fossils, howvere his contributions to geology went much further:


Famous Geologists: Nicolas Steno

Steno was particularly important for early thinking on palaeontology and stratigraphy:


Famous Geologists: Andrija Mohorovičić

Famous for making important discoveries about the internal structure of the Earth:


Famous Geologists: Giuseppe Mercalli

Mercalli developed a scale for measuring the impact of earthquakes, which now bears his name:


Famous Geologists: Harry Hess

Harry Hess gained fame in geology for his theory of seafloor spreading, which forms an important part of the plate tectonicstheory:


Famous Geologists: James Dana

James Dana was particularly important in the fields of volcanology and mineralogy: