Memories of Professor Seiya Uyeda (1929 –2023)

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UYEDA, Seiya was born on November 28, 1929 in Tokyo, Japan. He served initially as professor of geophysics at the Tokyo University until retiring in 1990. After this actuated in the Tokai University until 2008. During this period, he was a visiting scientist or professor at US and Europe as in Cambridge, Oxford, Stanford, California (UCSD), Columbia (LDGO), Pierre et Marie Curie and Texas A&M universities, and Massachusetts (MIT) and California (Caltech) Institutes of Technology. His research covered rock magnetism, marine and land terrestrial heat flow, plate tectonics, geodynamics of subduction zone/island arcs, and earthquake prediction by seismic-electromagnetic methods. He has served for international projects and organizations, such as International Geodynamics (GDP) and Ocean Drilling (IODP), International Unions of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) and Geological Sciences (IUGS). He has been conferred an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Athens, and foreign membership of United States National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Russian Academy of Sciences. These his many published scientific works he ended up receiving two awards throughout his career: Alexander Agassiz Medal, in 1972 and Walter H. Bucher Medal, in 1991.