Alexander TornquistAlexander Johannes Heinrich Tornquist (18 June 1868 in Hamburg – 1 November 1944, Graz) was a German-Austrian geologist, who is known for his work on the northern part of the Trans European Suture Zone and on Mediterranean geology.
Tornquist studied at the universities of Freiburg, Munich and Göttingen. In 1892 he received a PhD in geology and paleontology at the university of Göttingen. In 1901 he obtained an associate professorship for geology and paleontology at Strasbourg, and in 1907 became a full professor at Königsberg. He spent his later life in Graz, where he had a professorship at Graz University of Technology from 1914 onward. He died in 1944 during an air raid on Graz. Provided by Wikipedia