Karl Fuchs#


Karl Fuchs
Email:karl.fuchs 'at' gpi.uni-karlsruhe.de
Membership Number:822
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:kfuchs
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1997 Professor Emeritus
  • 1996 Visiting Scientist, USGS Menlo Park
  • 1990 & 1994 Visiting Cox-Professor, Stanford University
  • 1984 - 1985 Visiting Fellow Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU, Canberra, Australia
  • 1971 - 1997 Professor of Geophysics and Director of the Geophysical Institute at Karlsruhe University
  • 1968 Habilitation, University of Karlsruhe
  • 1965 - 1966 Scientif. Assistant and Assoc. Professor at Karlsruhe University
  • 1964 - 1965 Visiting Scientist Saint Louis University, Saint Louis/Missouri, Visiting Professor Southwest Center for Advanced Studies, Dallas/Texas
  • 1957 - 1959 Exploration Geophysicist at SEISMOS GmbH in the Brasilian Amazon Basin and the Algerian Sahara

Fields of Scholarship
  • Deep Seismic Sounding and physical properties and composition of the lithosphere/asthenosphere
  • Continental Rifting
  • Stress in the Lithosphere
  • Deep Continental Drilling
  • Numerical Modelling of Wave Propagation
  • Impact of Great Earthquakes on Society

Honours and Awards
  • 1987 Fellow American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • 1989 Fellow Geological Society of London
  • 1990 Elected Member of Academia Europea
  • 1992 Honorar Member German Geophysical Society (DGG)
  • 1990 Elected Member Heidelberg Academy of Science & Humanities
  • 1991 - Fellow of AAAS
  • Associate Royal Astronomical Society
  • Heitfeld Award Alfred Wegener Society
  • 2002 Professor honoris causa University of Bucharest


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