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Ian Graham Gass

Ian Graham Gass
Born 20 March 1926
Died 8 October 1992
Residence England
Citizenship British
Institutions Sudan Geological Survey (1952-55)
Cyprus Geological Survey (1955-60)
Leicester University (1960-61)
University of Leeds (1961-69)
Professor of Earth Sciences and Head of Discipline
Open University (1969-92)
Alma mater University of Leeds
Doctoral advisor WQ Kennedy
Notable awards Fellow of the Royal Society[1]

Ian Graham Gass, FRS,[1] geologist, was Professor of Earth Sciences and Head of Discipline at the Open University, Milton Keynes and he was President of the IAVCEI (1983–87). He was married to Mary Pearce (1955, one son, one daughter).

At the close of the 1960s, a scientific revolution occurred changing the static Geology into a dynamic Earth Science. By showing that the Troödos Mountains, Cyprus is a remnant of seafloor spreading, Ian Gass collaborated in that transformation.[2][3]


Further reading

  • Obituary: Professor Ian Gass

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