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Biographical entry Boyd, David Murray (1926 - 2016)

Born
26 June 1926
Dalmuir, Scotland
Died
2 November 2016
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Geophysicist

Summary

David Boyd was a geophysicist who was recognised internationally as an expert in the use of aerial magnetic surveys for geological mapping. For 13 years he conducted surveys in many parts of the world for London-based geological consulting firms, during which time he developed pioneering and widely-used methodologies for integrating aeromagnetics with geology. In 1969 Boyd became Professor of Geophysics at the University of Adelaide. As President of the Geological Society of Australia he advocated a revival of geological mapping in Australia. He contributed to innovations made by the South Australian Government in aerial surveys, which resulted in increased exploration and provided a model for data gathering by government bodies.

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1947
Education - BSc (hons),University of Glasgow
1947 - 1955
Career position - Lecturer in Geophysics, University of Glasgow
1955 - 1956
Career position - Senior Geologist, John Taylor and Sons
1956 - 1968
Career position - Chief Geophysicist, Hunting Geology and Geophysics (London)
1957 -
Career position - Member, Mineralogical Society, London
1969 - 1992
Career position - Inaugural Professor of Geophysics, Department of Economic Geology, University of Adelaide
1976 -
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Adelaide
1982 - 1983
Career position - Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Adelaide
1983 - 1992
Career position - Chairman, Animal Ethics Committee, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, University of Adelaide
1986 - 1987
Career position - President, Geological Society of Australia President, Geological Society of Australia
1991
Career position - Chairman of the Organising Committee, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
1992 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of Adelaide
1997
Career position - Chairman of the Organising Committee, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting
1997 - 2016
Career position - Geophysics advisor, Archimedes Consulting
1997 - 2016
Award - Honorary Member, Australian Society of Exploration Geologists
2016
Award - Gold Medal, Australian Society of Exploration Geologists

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