Reinout Willem van Bemmelen

Reinout Willem van Bemmelen

Reinout Willem van Bemmelen

Birth : April 14, 1904 Batavia, Dutch East Indies

Death : November 19, 1983(1983-11-20)(aged 79) Oberdrauburg(Austria)

Personal Information

Name Reinout Willem van Bemmelen
Birth April 14, 1904 Batavia, Dutch East Indies
Birth Place Batavia, Dutch East Indies
Death (1983-11-20)(aged 79) Oberdrauburg(Austria)
Died At
Nationality Dutch
Fields geology
Famous Research orogeny

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Events Occured in Scienctist Life

1904

Reinout Willem van Bemmelen, also known as Rein van Bemmelen, (April 14, 1904 Batavia, Dutch East Indies – November 19, 1983 Unterpirkach, Austria) was a Dutch geologist whose interests were structural geology, economic geology and volcanology.

1920

From 1920 to 1927 he studied mining engineering at Delft University in the Netherlands.

1927

Van Bemmelen became PhD in 1927 with a study on the geology of the Cordillera Bética.

1933

From 1933 to 1935 he studied pedology at the Technical University of Vienna.

1930

He was able to observe the 1930s activity of Mount Merapi from the volcanological post at Babadan on the north west slope.

1941

It was during that time that he managed to publish the 1941 issue of the Netherlands East Indian Volcanological Survey, which came out in 1943.

1949

In the meantime, Van Bemmelen was able to produce a similar document and in 1949 his The Geology of Indonesia was published, just after Indonesia's independence.

1969

Van Bemmelen retired in 1969.

1983

Following the death of his wife in 1983 he moved to Austria, where he died shortly after.

1950

In 1950 Van Bemmelen became a professor at Utrecht University.