Quotes by Walter M. Elsasser

About Walter M. Elsasser:

Walter Maurice Elsasser was a German-born American physicist considered a "father" of the presently accepted dynamo theory as an explanation of the Earth's magnetism. He proposed that this magnetic field resulted from electric currents induced in the fluid outer core of the Earth. He revealed the history of the Earth's magnetic field through pioneering the study of the magnetic orientation of minerals in rocks.

Author Bio

  • NameWalter M. Elsasser
  • DescriptionPhysicist
  • BornApril 20, 1904
  • DiedOctober 14, 1991
  • CountryGermany; United States Of America
  • ProfessionPhysicist
  • AwardsArthur L. Day Medal