PAUL G. RICHARDS
Special Research Scientist and Mellon Professor of Natural Sciences (Emeritus), Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, USA
Paul Richards has taught at Columbia University, U.S.A., since 1971. He has conducted research on the theory of seismic wave propagation, the physics of earthquakes, the interior structure of the earth, and the application of seismological methods to explosion and earthquake monitoring. He is a co-author of the advanced text “Quantitative Seismology” (available in Chinese, English, Japanese, and Russian) and co-discoverer of evidence for super-rotation of the earth’s inner core. He has been emeritus Professor of Natural Sciences since 2008, and is currently Special Research Scientist at Columbia University.
Dr. Richards has held Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships and served terms as a visiting scholar at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. He also participated in CTBT negotiations in Geneva and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the Seismological Society of America’s 2009 medal for outstanding contributions in seismology.