Edward A. Irving

Edward A. Irving

Edward A. Irving

Birth : Edward A. Irving (1927-05-27)27 May 1927 Colne,Lancashire,England

Death : 25 February 2014(2014-02-25)(aged 86) Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

Personal Information

Name Edward A. Irving
Birth (1927-05-27)27 May 1927 Colne,Lancashire,England
Birth Place Colne,Lancashire,England
Death (2014-02-25)(aged 86) Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
Died At Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
Alma Mater University of Cambridge(BA, PhD)
Fields Paleomagnetism
Institution Geological Survey of Canada, Pacific Geosciences Center)

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Events Occured in Scienctist Life

1945

In 1945, he was conscripted into the British Army.

1948

In 1948, he began studying geology at the University of Cambridge and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1951.

1912

These results confirmed the predictions Alfred Wegener had put forth in his theory of continental drift in 1912.In 1954, Irving attempted to obtain a PhD for his graduate work.

1965

In 1965, he submitted some of his papers to Cambridge and obtained a ScD, the highest earned degree at the time.

1964

In 1964, they moved to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and Irving began work as a research officer for Dominion Observatory with the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys.

1966

In 1966, Irving returned to England to teach geophysics at the University of Leeds.

1967

He returned to Ottawa in 1967 to work as a research scientist in the Earth Physics Branch of the Department of Energy, Mines, and Resources.

1981

In 1981, Irving moved to Sidney, British Columbia, to establish a paleomagnetism laboratory at the Pacific Geoscience Centre with the Earth Physics Branch.

2005

In 2005, Irving was semi-retired, investigating the nature of the geomagnetic field in the Precambrian to understand how the crust was being deformed and how the latitudes varied.

2014

He died during the night of 24 February 2014 in Saanich, British Columbia.

1956

Irving published a total of 205 papers, including: — (January 1956).

1975

Irving was awarded the Gondwanaland Gold Medal by the Mining, Geological, and Metallurgical Society of India, the Logan Medal by the Geological Association of Canada (1975), the Walter H. Bucher Medal by the American Geophysical Union (1979), the J. Tuzo Wilson Medal by the Canadian Geophysical Union (1984), the Arthur L. Day Medal by the Geological Society of America (1997), and the Wollaston Medal by the Geological Society of London (2005).

1973

He was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) in 1973 and of the Royal Society of London (FRS) in 1979.

1998

In 1998 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and in 2003 invited to be a Member of the Order of Canada.

1999

He received an honorary degree from the University of Victoria in 1999.