Professor of geophysics, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
areas of expertise: geophysics; applications of high precision geodetic measurement systems, primarily the global position system (gps), very long baseline interferometry (vlbi), and satellite laser altimetry, earth sciences
Herring received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geodetic science from the University of Queensland in Australia. His PhD in geophysics is from MIT. Herring joined the MIT faculty in 1989 after working as a research scientist at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for six years.
He has been awarded the Macelwane Medal by the American Geophysical Union, the Bomford Prize by the International Association of Geodesy and the Vening-Meinesz Medal by the European Geophysical Union.
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