Maurice Hill (geophysicist)

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Maurice Hill
Born Maurice Neville Hill
(1919-05-29)29 May 1919
Died 11 January 1966(1966-01-11) (aged 46)
Alma mater Highgate School, King's College, Cambridge
Notable awards The Chree Medal and Prize (1963)
Fellow of the Royal Society[1]

Maurice Neville Hill FRS[1] (29 May 1919 – 11 January 1966) was a British marine geophysicist.


Hill was the son of Nobel Prize–winning physiologist Archibald Vivian Hill and his wife Margaret Keynes, the daughter of John Neville Keynes and sister of John Maynard Keynes. His sister was Polly Hill and his brother the biophysicist David Keynes Hill.

He was educated at Highgate School and King's College, Cambridge, where he took his PhD and was a Fellow from 1949 and Director of Studies in Natural Sciences from 1961.[2] In 1965 he became Reader in Marine Geophysics at the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics at Cambridge.[3]

In 1944 he married Philippa Pass, daughter of Douglas Pass, and they had two sons and three daughters, including Julia Riley.

Awards and honours

He was elected FRAS in 1951 and FGS in 1953.[2] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1962.[1] He was awarded the Charles Chree Medal and Prize in 1963.


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