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Raymond Hide

Born: 17-May-1929
Birthplace: England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Physicist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Earth's rotation

In a landmark 1991 study, geophysicist Raymond Hide determined that the Earth's rotation is slowing ever-so-slightly. He has also studied the motions and magnetohydrodynamic oscillations of the Earth's core, nonlinear systems, atmospheric excitation of Earth's rotation, and the atmosphere of Jupiter.

    University: BS, University of Manchester
    University: PhD, Cambridge University
    Scholar: Astrophysics, University of Chicago
    Teacher: Physics, King's College London
    Teacher: Physics, Durham University
    Professor: Geophysics and Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Scholar: Mathematics, Imperial College London (2000-)
    Professor: Physics, Oxford University

    Hughes Medal 1998
    Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal 1989
    Commander of the British Empire 1990
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Geophysical Union
    European Geosciences Union President (1982-84)
    Pontifical Academy of Sciences
    Royal Astronomical Society President (1983-85)
    Royal Meteorological Society President (1974-76)
    Royal Society 1971

Author of books:
Structure and Dynamics of Earth's Deep Interior (1988, with Douglas E. Smylie)

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