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Robert H. Tatham

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“Bob Tatham was not only a valued member of the geophysical community, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, but also an esteemed geophysicist who...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Gaiser - Del Mar, CA - friend

“I worked with Bob both as his first PhD student, and years later when he hired me to work at Texaco Research. Truly, I don't know where my career...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Dan Ebrom - Katy, TX - student

“Professor Tatham was a great teacher and a very good geophysicist. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Na Shan - Houston, TX - student

“Such sad news - Bob was a great source of inspiration when we worked together in the Geosource R&D team in the early 80s. He was always willing to...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Chris Walker - Coworker

“Our sincere sympathies to Bob's family on his passing. We hold dear many warm thoughts and fine memories of him. Bob spent a semester in Calgary...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Robert Stewart - HOUSTON, TX

“Bob was a valued colleague, collaborator, and companion on numerous geophysical projects we worked over a five year period at Geosource, Inc. Our...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Wulf Massell - Houston, TX

“Bob was a good friend who supported my research way back in the 80s when he was at Texaco, and he ran an excellent program at UT as his second career...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Arthur Cheng - Boston, MA

“Great professor. Great geophysicist. A great loss. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Sergio Chávez-Pérez

“He was a very nice guy and a pleasure to assocuate with at U.T. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: JOHN SHARP - Austin, TX

“I have great memories of Bob, including those from SEG research committee. He was a good man. My condolences to his family and friends ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Fred Aminzadeh - Santa Barbara, CA

“Bob was an outstanding Geophysicist who was also an excellent educator. I regarded him as a good friend. He will be missed. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Alan Cohen - Houston, TX - friend


Robert was born on December 10, 1943 and passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019.

Robert was a resident of Texas at the time of passing.

He attended California University at Northridge, University of Houston, and Columbia University where he earned a PhD in seismology.

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