Perry Byerly

Perry Byerly

Fellow: Awarded 1928
Field of Study: Earth Science
Fellow: Awarded 1952
Field of Study: Earth Science

Competition: US & Canada

University of California, Berkeley

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1928:

Byerly, Perry: Appointed to study mathematical geophysics, in order to apply data already obtained in the study of Montana and other American earthquakes to the problems of the nature and position of those discontinuities in the earth’s structure which lie above the central core, principally with Dr. Harold Jeffreys, St. John’s College, Cambridge, England, and Professor B. Gutenberg, University of Frankfort, Germany; tenure, twelve months from June, 1928.

Born May 28, 1897, at Clarinda, Iowa. Education: University of California, A.B., 1921, M.A., 1922, Ph.D., 1924.

Teaching Fellow in Physics, 1920–23, Whiting Fellow in Physics, 1923–24, University of California; Instructor in Physics, University of Nevada, 1924–25; Instructor in Seismology, 1925–27, Assistant Professor of Seismology, 1927—, University of California.

Publications: Articles in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.


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