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Astrophysicist , geophysicist , historian

Kenneth Harold Olsen, American geophysicist, astrophysicist, historian. Member American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, Seismological Society of America, American Astronomical Society, Royal Astronomical Society.

Background

Olsen, Kenneth Harold was born on February 20, 1930 in Ogden, Utah, United States. Son of Harold Reuben and Rose (Hill) Olsen.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Idaho State College, 1952. Master of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, California Institute of Technology, 1957.

Career

Graduate research assistant, California Institute Technology, Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatory, Pasadena, 1952-1957;staff member, group leader, Los Alamos (New Mexico) National Laboratory, 1957-1989;laboratory associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1989-1995;geophysical consultant, Global Corporate Services International, Lynnwood, Washington, since 1989. Visiting research fellow Applied Seismological Group, Swedish National Defense Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 1983. Senior visiting scientist fellow Norwegian Seismic Array, Oslo, Norway, 1983.

Visiting scholar Geophysics Program, University Washington, Seattle, 1989-1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author, editor: Continental Rifts: Evolution, Structure, Tectonics, 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, Seismological Society of America, American Astronomical Society, Royal Astronomical Society.

Connections

Married Barbara Ann Parson, June 15, 1955. Children: Susan L., Steven K., Christopher P., Richard S.

father:
Harold Reuben Olsen

mother:
Rose (Hill) Olsen

spouse:
Barbara Ann Parson

children:
Susan L. Olsen

Steven K. Olsen

Christopher P. Olsen

Richard S. Olsen