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B.L.N. Kennett


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Academic Background

    Ph.D. degree: University of Cambridge, November 1973
                          "Scattering and diffraction of seismic waves in multilayered media"
    Sc.D. degree: University of Cambridge, October 1992
                          for papers on "Propagation of Seismic Waves",

    Appointments

    1972-1976   Research Fellow at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
    1974-1975   Lindemann Trust Fellow, Visiting Assistant Research Geophysicist,
                          IGPP, University of California, San Diego.

    University of Cambridge
    1975-1976   Senior Assistant in Research, Dept. of Geodesy and Geophysics
    1976-1979   University Assistant Lecturer,
                          Dept of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,
    1979-1984   University Lecturer
                          Dept of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,

    The Australian National University
    1984-1991   Professorial Fellow & Group Leader, Seismology Group,
                          Research School of Earth Sciences
    1991-           Professor & Group Leader, Seismology Group, Research School of Earth Sciences
    1993             Interim Director, Research School of Earth Sciences,
    1994-1997   Pro Vice Chancellor & Chair, Board of the Institute of Advanced Studies
    1997-2002   Deputy Director, Australian National Seismic Imaging Resource (ANSIR)
                          - Major National Research Facility
    2002-           Director, ANSIR National Reserach Facility for Earth Sounding
    2001-2003   Chair, Board of the Institute of Advanced Studies
    2002-2006   Coordinator, Earth Physics, Research School of Earth Sciences
    2006-2010   Director, Research School of Earth Sciences

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Awards

    1972   University of Cambridge Smith's Prize,
                for original essay on "The Scattering of Seismic Waves"
    1979   Van Weelden Award of the European Association of Exploration Geophysicists
                for paper "The suppression of surface multiples on seismic records"
                presented at Dublin, June 1978
    1981   University of Cambridge Adam's Prize
                for essay "Seismic Wave Propagation in Stratified Media"
    1988   Fellow, American Geophysical Union
    1994   Fellow, Australian Academy of Sciences
    1996   Associate [Honorary Fellow], Royal Astronomical Society
    2003   Centenary Medal, Commonwealth of Australia
                for "Service to Australian society and science in geophysics"
    2005   Jaeger Medal for Australian Earth Sciences, Australian Academy of Sciences
    2005   Fellow, Royal Society (London)
    2006   Murchison Medal, The Geological Society of London
    2007   Gutenberg Medal, European Geosciences Union, Seismology Division
    2008   Gold Medal for Geophysics, Royal Astronomical Society
    2008   Peter Baume Award for exceptional merit, The Australian National University
    2011   Flinders Medal and Lecture, Australian Academy of Sciences

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