Memories of (William) Maurice Ewing: The Little Boy in the Candy Shop



It is a little more that 10 years since the titan of geophysics died in Texas, the state of his birth and youth. Strangely, apart from the elegant biographical tribute of Sir Edward Bullard in a Royal Society journal [Bullard, 1975], little else has been written, especiallyin his native country. Here at Lamont he is not too well remembered becausemost of those who worked closely with him are gone. Those whom he inspired directly by his enthusiasm and imagination and who formed the backbone of Lamont in its critical growing stage have moved on to key positions elsewhere.