Mary Almond

Mary Almond (1928-), physicist and computer scientist, completed her PhD on radio astronomy at Jodrell Bank before working on palaeomagnetism with Peter Stubbs and John Clegg in a group established by Patrick Blackett. Their research on Late Triassic New Red Sandstone indicated that England had rotated 34° and moved towards the north pole over geological time and is regarded asplaying an important role in convincing Earth scientists of the importance of palaeomagnetism in studying Earth history. After a career break she later became a lecturer in mathematics and computer science.

  • Birth name Mary Almond
  • Born 1928 Manchester, UK
  • Occupation Physicist
  • Disciplines Physics
  • Education University of Manchester

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