Inge Lehmann: Danish Seismologist

Inge Lehmann: Danish Seismologist

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Portrait of Inge Lehmann

Portrait of Inge Lehmann

Photo by Elfelt, American Geophysical Union (AGU), courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives

Students will learn about the life and work of geophysicist Inge Lehmann. They will learn about her discovery of the existence of Earth’s solid inner core, as well as how P (longitudinal) and S (transverse) seismic waves (the behavior of which prompted Lehmann’s theory) travel through the earth’s layers.