Emeritus Professor Ross Griffiths FAA has been awarded the 2017 Jaeger Medal by the Australian Academy of Science. This prestigious award recognises Emeritus Professor Griffiths’ life-long achievement and the outstanding contribution he has made to the advancement of science.
The citation for the Jaeger Medal:
'Professor Griffiths’ influential research in fluid dynamics has focused on the fundamental physics of phenomena of importance in geophysics. He has contributed to the understanding of thermal and multi-component convection, the dynamics of rotating density-stratified flows, the instability of ocean currents, the formation and interactions of ocean eddies, and the global overturning circulation. He has influenced solid-earth geophysics through studies of convection in the Earth’s solid mantle and its interactions with the Earth’s surface, and provided dynamical insights in physical vulcanology through studies of cooling, solidifying lava flows. His contributions to oceanography, geophysics and geology have been made using careful theoretical and laboratory studies of the fluid dynamics and have involved collaboration across multiple disciplines.'
Emeritus Professor Griffiths will give a presentation at the annual meeting of the Australian Academy of Science in May.