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Thompson, George A.

Department: 
Geophysics
Oral History Project: 
Faculty
Interviewer: 
Fetter, Alexander L.
Interview Year: 
2016
Oral History Type: 
Audio
Transcript

George A. Thompson, Otto N. Miller Professor of Earth Sciences and Dean of the School of Earth Sciences, Emeritus, describes his family background and early inclinations toward science, his work with the U.S. Geological Survey, experiences as a PhD student at Stanford, and the early days of the Geophysics Department. He comments on his research on the Sierra Nevada and basin ranges, his approach to teaching, and his role in shaping the School of Earth Sciences as departmental chair and dean.