|Name Gillian Foulger|
Notable awards Price Medal
|Academic advisor Pall Einarsson|
|Thesis Seismological studies at the Hengill geothermal area, S.W. Iceland (1984)|
Doctoral advisor Pall Einarsson R. E. Long
Books Plates Vs Plumes: A Geological Controversy
Alma mater University of Cambridge, Durham University
Professor gillian foulger on volcanic formation
Gillian Rose Foulger (born 1952) is a British geologist and academic. She is Professor of Geophysics at Durham University. She is one of the leading proponents of alternative models to the established deep mantle thermal plume hypothesis. This work makes an important contribution to the understanding of volcanic and earthquake areas such as the Hawaii, Iceland and Yellowstone hotspots.
- Professor gillian foulger on volcanic formation
- Platesvsplumes a geological controversy dr gillian foulger prof durham univ uk 7 21 15
- Selected publications
For her work she was awarded the 2005 Price Medal "for investigations of outstanding merit in solid-earth geophysics, oceanography, or planetary sciences" of the Royal Astronomical Society. That same year she was also made a Fellow of the Icelandic National Academy of Sciences.