John Clarke

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John Clarke
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Latest company Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
BSc Physics
MSc Physics
PhD physics
BSc university University of Cambridge, England
MSc university University of Cambridge, England
PhD university University of Cambridge, England
Thomas D. Gamble, Wolfgang M. Goubau, and John Clarke received the 1979 SEG Best Paper in Geophysics Award for their paper Magnetotellurics with a remote magnetic reference.[1]

Biography 1979[2]

John Clarke received his B.A. in 1964 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in 1968, all in Physics at the University of Cambridge, England. During 1968-69 he was a postdoctoral scholar at the Physics Department and Materials and Molecular Research Division of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a faculty member there since 1969.

His research has been mostly in solid state physics. He has developed several superconducting devices, including the dc Squid magnetometer. He has been involved with experiments on nonequilibrium superconductivity, and with experimental and theoretical work on 1/f noise. More recently, he has become interested in the application of Squid magnetometers to magnetotellurics, and in the analysis of magnetotelluric data.


  1. Gamble, T. D., W. M. Goubau, and J. Clarke (1979), Magnetotellurics with a remote magnetic reference, Geophysics 44(1):53.
  2. Contributors, Geophysics 43(6):1313.