1968 : Born in France, near Geneva.
1986-1989 : Maths and physics studies.
1989-1992 : Geophysics engineering school in Strasbourg.
1996 : Doctoral Thesis in internal geophysics on :
"The figure of the Earth :
Gravimetry, stress regime and free oscillations"
at IPG Paris and Strasbourg (Abstract).
1997 : Assistant professor (geophysics) in the Earth sciences lab.
of "Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon".
My research interest is
global geophysics, especially : gravity, shape of the Earth, deviatoric stress, hydrostatic and non hydrostatic Earth ;
a litle bit of seismic modes ;
the mechanical behavior of phase changes.
Also some history of sciences : works of D'Alembert on the shape of the Earth.
And also some curiosities as the (supposed) link between the Moon and human birth rate.
My teaching interests are the
mathematical and physical aspects of earth sciences :
mathematics, signal processing, inversion, wave propagation, gravity and
I like this picture :
Who am I ?
[In french] Les hauts salaires gagnent-ils beaucoup au total ?
Ma reponse, sous forme de petite application mathematique, est
I discovered that the trompe l'oeil painting can be marvelous with the fine work of
J'aime cette courbe : rapport du salaire brut des Maitres de Conferences 1er echelon sur le SMIC Brut
depuis 1984 :