Robert S. Dietz

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Birthday
14, 1914
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
May 19, 1995 (80)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
14, 1914
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
May 19, 1995 (80)

About

Marine geologist and geophysicist who studied seafloor spreading and recognized the Sudbury Basin as an ancient meteorite impact.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Illinois.

Trivia

His studies with fellow scientist Harry Hess are credited with paving the way for Plate Tectonic Theory.

Family Life

He had three children with ex-wife Nanon Grinstead Dietz.

Associated With

He was the lead navy scientist who worked with Jacques Piccard exploring the Marina Trench.

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