Visionary scientist alfred wegener was ridiculed for his radical theory of continental drift a century later, his icy grave proves his point. Today, alfred wegener's name appears in almost every geology textbook he is celebrated as the father of the continental drift hypothesis, the. January 6, 1912 the german meteorologist alfred wegener presented in a public lecture his ideas of former supercontinents breakups and.
As the helmholtz centre for polar and marine research, the alfred wegener institute is primarily active in the cold and temperate regions of the world working. Alfred wegener (november 1, 1880 to november 1930 exact date unknown) was a german meteorologist and polar explorer whose most widely remembered. Who developed the theory of continental drift learn more about alfred wegener's life and scientific legacy in our comprehensive article.
Am 6 januar 1912 stellte der meteorologe und polarforscher alfred wegener ( 1880-1930) im rahmen der hauptversammlung der geologischen. Alfred lothar wegener was a german polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist during his lifetime he was primarily known for his achievements in . On november 1, 1880, geologist alfred wegener was born in berlin, germany. Over time, alfred wegener came to disagree, and to conclude that earth's continents had at one time been joined in a single landmass, which he named. Alfred wegener (1880 -1930) is known for his theory of continental drift he first studied astronomy and received his phd in 1905 at ari in.
Alfred wegener trainer: eric mcnamara 4th, 2m maiden hurdle, fairyhouse, february 7 this son of alfred nobel showed a little bit of ability in a handful of runs. Alfred wegener, in full alfred lothar wegener, (born november 1, 1880, berlin, germany—died november 1930, greenland), german meteorologist and. Learn about alfred wegener, the father of continental drift theory while his work was not widely accepted during his lifetime, advancements in. This virtual exhibition sheds light on alfred wegener's expeditions to greenland between 1906 and 1931 its main focus is on the diaries wegener wrote during.
Alfred wegener was born in berlin on november 1, 1880 he studied the natural sciences at the university of berlin, receiving a doctorate in astronomy in 1904. Alfred wegener and the specialists henry frankel department of philosophy and physical science, university of missouri at kansas city, 64110 usa. Learn about working at alfred wegener institute helmholtz centre for polar and marine research join linkedin today for free see who you know at alfred. Polar and marine research are central themes of global system and environmental science the alfred wegener institute conducts research in the arctic, the.
Alfred wegener (1880-1930), after whom the wegener center is named, was founding holder of the university of graz geophysics chair (1924-1930) and was . In the early 1900s, a german scientist named alfred wegener picked up on the concept and, before he was through, made many geologists. In 1912, polar explorer and meteorologist alfred wegener first proposed the concept of continental drift, the geological theory that continents were once.