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Topics include his early experiences; study of geophysics at the University of Toronto (1943-1947, M.A. 1948); influence of Arthur Brant, Lachlan Gilchrist, Burton, John Satterly, J. Tuzo Wilson, and Watson. Employment by Dominion Observatory. Doctorate in geophysics at University of St. Louis (1949-1951). Work on magnetic field and gravitational field mapping. Lecturer at Toronto (1949-1952) and Geophysicist at Dominion Observatory (1952-1954). Study of the relation of gravitational and magnetic anomalies in Geophysics; gravimetry.
Early experiences in forestry with the Ottawa Field Naturalist Club; study of physics and geology at the University of Toronto (1926-1930, B.A. 1930), influence of Satterly; Massey fellowship to Cambridge University (1930-1932, M.A. 1932), contact with Jeffreys; work at Princeton in geology (1932-1936, Ph.D.), contacts with A. Einstein, L. Infeld, Scheidegger, and Field. U.S. Geological Survey, (1936-1938). World War II involvement with British Sappers in Dover (1940). Director of Operational Research, Canadian Airborne (1943). Professor of Physics, University of Toronto (1946-1967).