Born: August 15, 1923,
1945 Edinburgh, B.Sc. (First Class Honors), Geology
1945 Dewar Crystallography Laboratory, Edinburgh. With C. A. Beevers: Structure of fluor-apatite and its relation to that of tooth and bone material.
1945-1947 Carnegie Research Fellowship,
1947-48 Cross Research Fellowship, Neuchatel. Working with Professor E. Wegmann: Alpine
Tectonics and the study of basement complexes. Also with Professor Max Reinhard,
Lectured at the Neuchâtel Society of Natural Sciences and at the
1948 Invited speaker, French Association for
the Advancement of Science,
Lecturer in Economic Geology,
1950 Invited speaker, Geologische
1951 Daniel Pigeon Award, Geological Society
1951 Local Secretary, Geology, for the
Lecturer in Petrology,
Award. Research Associate,
Associate Professor of Geology,
Chairman, Geology Department,
Banquet Address, Geological Society of
Professor of Geology,
Addressed the History of Science Club,
1958 Research Associate, The
Participated in Summer Conference on "Stratigraphy
and Structure of the Appalachians",
1961 Banquet Address, Geological Society of
Presented a paper on "A General
Program for Analysis of Variance Suitable for a Small Computer"
at the Fourth Annual Technical Symposium, Association for Computing Machinery,
Participated in the GeoStudy Program, American
Geological Institute, visiting the
1963 Taught a class in computer programming (Fortran and Assembler) attended by members of the faculty and administration, including staff of the Library and the Business Office.
1963 Invited participant in the first
conference on Computer Utilization in Geology, sponsored by the
1963 Presented a paper on "The use of a high-speed computer in light-element analysis by X-ray fluorescence", 2nd National Meeting of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy.
1964 Harold W.
1964 Invited lecture at the Operations
Research conference, National Meeting, American Institute of Mining Engineers,
1964 Advisor to Committee on the Undergraduate Curriculum, American Mathematical Association.
1964 & 1965 Taught a Summer Institute on analytical techniques, design of sampling plans, and the statistical analysis of geochemical data.
Chairman of Computer Committee or Director,
1967 Invited speaker at Colloquium on Trend
Surface Analysis, University of
1968 Sigma-Xi National Lecturer on X-ray Fluorescence( South West Tour.
1969 Invited speaker at the International
Symposium on Computer Applications in the Earth Sciences,
Invited speaker at Short Course on Models of Geologic Processes, American
1969-70 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, Edinburgh: The Rise of Scottish Geology.
a course of lectures on Computer Applications in Geology at the Geology
1969 Swiney Lecturer
1969 Lecturer, Short Course, American Geological Institute: Computers and Geology.
1969 Matthew Vassar Distinguished Lectureship,
1969-1970 Chairman, Committee on Honorary Fellows,
Geological Society of
Conducted a workshop on Computer Applications on Geology at the
Lectured to the Shell Research Group,
Royal Society of
1971 Swiney Lecturer (
1971 Banquet Address, Pacific Section,
National Association of Geology Teachers,
to APL Group, IBM Scientific Center,
1974 First Annual Francis Bacon Lecture,
1974-76 Chairman, Committee on Publications,
Geological Society of
1975 Banquet Address, Cordilleran Section,
Geological Society of
1975-89 Member of American Geological Institute's Advisory Committee on GeoRef (Computer bibliographic database).
1977 Invited speaker at Bicentennial
Conference on David Hume and Adam Smith,
1977-78 Distinguished Lecturer, National Tour, American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Plate tectonics: Evolution or Revolution in Geological Thought?
1978 Sixth Alexander Winchell Distinguished
Publication of "The Lost Drawings for
James Hutton's Theory of the Earth", Royal Society of
1978 Two invited papers at the International
APL Users Conference,
1979 President of the Society of the Sigma Xi of the Claremont Colleges.
1979 Banquet Address at Faculty-Trustee
1980 Invited paper at the International APL
1980 Banquet Address at Mandeville Conference, Liberty Foundation, California Institute of Technology.
on Computer Applications, Xerox Corporation,
1981 Banquet Address, Penrose Conference on
the Significance and Petrogenesis of Mylonitic Rocks, Geological Society of
1981-1982 Member, Editorial Board, Royal Society of
1981 Roberts Memorial Lecture at
1981 Invited speaker, Geoscience
Lectured for IBM to European Computer Scientists visiting southern
Banquet Address at conference on "The
Problems and Principles of a Free Society",
1981 Banquet Address at "Colloquium on Economic Liberalism in 19th
Lectured for IBM to Executives in Higher Education,
1982 Lectured to Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association on "Adam Smith's Executors".
1982 Final Speaker, Online 82 Conference,
speaker: Conference on Computers in Education, Association for Computing
1983 Banquet Address: International APL83
1983 Invited speaker on Bibliographic
Retrieval at the National Meeting of the Geological Society of
1983 Invited speaker on the History of Geology
speaker for the
Lecturer at the
short course in APL programming to staff at the IBM Federal Systems Division,
1985 Chairman, Nominating Committee, History
of Geology Division, Geological Society of
1985 Appointed National Lecturer for the Association for Computing Machinery.
1985 Spoke at The
California Institute of Technology commemorating the Bicentennial of James
Hutton's Lecture to the Royal Society of
1985 Gave courses of lectures and workshops on computing and geology at the State Seismological Bureau, Beijing, the Wuhan College of Geology, Beijing, and the University of Nanjing, China.
Received the medal of the Geological Society of
1985 Elected by Council for the Advancement and Support of Education as California College-University Professor of the Year.
1986 Appointed Seaver Professor of Science in the Department of Geology.
a graduate course on computer applications at
Lectured at the
address at Annual Meeting of the Geoscience Information
1986 Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science "For contributions to the application of computers to earth sciences, particularly in the development and use of bibliographic data bases".
1986 Appointed National Lecturer for the Association for Computing Machinery.
1986 Banquet Address at the 14th Annual Geochautauqua of the International Association of Mathematical Geologists.
1986 Banquet Address at the First Annual
Honors Convocation at the
1986 Elected by
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education as one of the ten best
Professors in Colleges and Universities in the
1986 Appointed Distinguished Fellow by
1986 Gave an invited address on James Hutton
to the Royal Society of
1986 Invited speaker (two lectures) at the
20th Anniversary of the APL language,
1987 Convocation Address marking the
1987 Keynote address, West Coast History of Science Society.
Harold W. Hoots visiting lecturer,
1987 Banquet Address, 1987 National
Conference, Mathematical Geologists of the
1987 Appointed National Lecturer for the Association for Computing Machinery.
1988 Keynote address, International APL
1988 Appointed to the California Academy of Sciences panel to assess effects on the environment of a major earthquake in California; the study requested by the Senate Office of Research of the State of California.
1988 Gave the John Wesley Powell Lecture to the American Association for the Advancement of Science: "Explorations in Science".
1988 Appointed National Lecturer for the Association for Computing Machinery.
1988 Lecture to the Orange
a computer workshop sponsored by the Physics Department,
speaker, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory,
Bruce Heezen Memorial Lecture,
1988 Lecture to Geology Department,
1989 Lecture to
1989 Lecture and computer workshop sponsored
by the Karsten Manufacturing Company,
1989 Lecture sponsored by the Industrial
address at the International APL89 meeting in
Invited to give the keynote address at a conference on the APL computer
1991 Invited paper at APL91 Conference,
1991 Invited paper IBM Systems Journal
1993 ACM Workshop Tour:
1994 Received the "Kenneth E. Iverson Award for outstanding contribution to the
development and application of APL", ACM SIGAPL,
1995 Paper at APL95 Conference,
2006 "The Royal Society
Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fellow
Geological Society of
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
The Geologists' Association (
Sigma Xi, Member (National Lecturer)
Member of International Association for Mathematical Geology
National Association of Geology Teachers, Member
Association for Computing Machinery, Member (National Lecturer)
British APL Association, Hon. Life Member
Edinburgh Geological Society Transactions; Glasgow Geological Society Transactions; Mineralogical Magazine; Quarterly Journal of Geological Society of London; Proceedings of the Geologists' Association; American Journal of Science; Bulletin of the Geological Society of America; Journal of Geology; Geological Magazine; American Mineralogist; Advances in X-rays; Geology; Proceedings of the Geoscience Information Society; Shock Metamorphism; Contributions of the Dominion Observatory, Ottawa; and various Conference Proceedings.
History of Geology; Use of Computers in Geology; Executable Mathematical Notation; Bibliographic retrieval; Structural Geology; Geochemistry.
For some pertinent background: See Some roots of experimental rock deformation", Hans-Rudolf Wenk, Bulletin de Minéralogie 102 (1979) 195-202.
at the Universities of
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