Geophysicist tours Australia as 2019 Selby Fellow

April 30, 2020
Professor Herbert Huppert, who was the Academy’s 2019 Selby Fellow, presented lectures in seven cities across the country.

Geophysicist Professor Herbert Huppert, who received the Academy’s 2019 Selby Fellowship, presented lectures in seven cities across Australia between April and November last year. Australian-born Professor Huppert is Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics at Cambridge University, a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Foundation Director of the Institute of Theoretical Geophysics.

Professor Huppert presented lectures in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin and Alice Springs, the latter two cities hosting a Selby Fellow lecture for the first time. Engagement with audiences across the country proved fruitful, with Professor Huppert forging several new collaborations.

Professor Huppert has published extensively across a wide range of disciplines including geology, geophysics, mathematics, crystal growth, fluid mechanics, oceanography and meteorology. In particular, his research focuses on carbon dioxide sequestration and applying fluid mechanics principles to the Earth sciences.

Selby Fellowships are awarded to distinguished overseas scientists to visit scientific centres in Australia. Fellows are outstanding lecturers and are expected to increase public awareness of science. The Fellowship is financed through the generosity of the trustees of the Selby Scientific Foundation.

Find out more about the Selby Fellowship. Nominations for this year’s fellowship close 1 June 2020.

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