"This is very honoring", says Thorkild Maack Rasmussen.
Exploration geophysics is a subject based on the laws and methods of physics, which in combination with geological information can be used to localize natural resources such as mineral deposits, oil and water. The research at LTU is with a focus on mineral exploration, but geophysics is a much broader research field. Thorkild Maack Rasmussen has been involved in projects that cover a fairly large spectrum – from earthquake prediction in Greece, prediction of magnetic storms caused by the solar wind, satellite based remote sensing, archeological investigations, to regional scale geophysical and geological investigations in order to describe plate tectonic processes.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences was founded in 1739 and is an independent organisation, whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society. The Academy promotes science of the highest quality by fostering development and innovation in Swedish research. It enhances the status of science in society by drawing attention to key social issues, examining them in scientific terms and communicating the results, and joins in cooperation on global issues, with the aim of being an international scientific proponent of sustainable development.