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Rudzki, Maurycy Pius

Published:
January 01, 2007

Abstract

The beginning of research in seismic anisotropy can be traced precisely to Maurycy Pius Rudzki. When Rudzki assumed his duties as the first professor of geophysics at Jagiellonian University (Uniwersytet Jagielloński) in Kraków in early 1896, he stated that his research would focus on seismology, primarily the propagation of seismic waves in anisotropic media. During the next 20 years, he published regularly on the subject. Five of his major papers deserve to be studied even today.

The first geophysical institute with a professor of geophysics as director was created on November 1, 1895, when the Austrian minister of education appointed Rudzki as distinguished professor of mathematical geophysics and meteorology to the newly established chair in the Philosophical Faculty of Jagiellonian University.

Rudzki was born in eastern Galicia (part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) as a subject of the Russian tsar, with family holdings in White Russia (Belarus). Rudzki attended secondary school in Kamenets-Podolsk (now in the Ukraine). He obtained degrees in Lemberg, Vienna, and Charkov and was fluent in the major European languages.

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Society of Exploration Geophysicists Geophysics Reprint Series

Classics of Elastic Wave Theory

Michael A. Pelissier
Michael A. Pelissier
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Ian F. Jones
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Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Volume
24
ISBN electronic:
9781560801931
Publication date:
January 01, 2007

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