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Oral history interview with Dennis E. Hayes [electronic resource], 1997

Creator: Hayes, Dennis E.
Project: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Marine geophysicist.

Scope and Contents

Childhood: born St. Joseph, Missouri, working class background, early education in Denver, rural Kansas; University of Kansas: B.S., geophysics, receipt of Summerfield Scholarship, 1956-1960; Columbia University: M.S., geophysics, 1961; association with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO]: Ph.D., marine geology, 1966, collaboration with international geophysicists on oceanographic research, development of plate tectonics, continental drift theories; voyages at sea: chief scientist aboard Vema 21, 1965, head of geophysical program aboard Eltanin, 1967; development of international programs at LDEO; involvement in global projects for better data synthesis; LDEO administration: role as associate director of LDEO, changes in leadership, independence from Columbia, acquisition of new ocean-going vessels; role in conception, administration of Earth Instititute; Columbia University: geology department chairman, 1989-1994, Executive Committee of Faculty Arts and Sciences, vice-chairman, chairman; reminiscences of colleagues.


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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1999

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