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Boyle Medal of the Royal Dublin Society: Prof. J. H. J. Poole

Nature volume 159, page 598 (03 May 1947) | Download Citation



THE Council of the Royal Dublin Society, on the recommendation of its Committee of Science, has awarded the Society's Boyle Medal to Prof. J. H. J. Poole, professor of geophysics in the University of Dublin, for his distinguished contributions to geophysics, many of which have been published in the Society's Proceedings. His early work, much of it in conjunction with the late Prof. J. Joly, was largely concerned with the measurement of the radioactivity of the earth's crust. His more recent papers include discussions of the earth's thermal history, the evolution of the atmosphere, and the possibility of initiating thermo-nuclear reactions under terrestrial conditions.

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