Vincent Courtillot#


Vincent Courtillot
Email:courtil 'at' ipgp.jussieu.fr
Membership Number:1547
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:vcourtillot
Homepage: http://www.ipgp.fr/~courtil



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2004 Director, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
  • 2002-2009 President, Scientific Council of the City of Paris
  • 2001-2002 Invited Professor (Moore Fellow) at the California Institute of Technology
  • 1998-2001 Director for Research, Ministry of Education, Research and Technology (supervising all French Research effort)
  • 1997-1998 Special adviser to the Minister of Education, Research and Technology
  • 1996-1998 Director, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
  • 1996-2010 Full Professor, Institut Universitaire de France
  • 1995-1998 Director, Graduate School for the Earth Sciences (IPGP-Paris VII)
  • 1994 Full Professor, « exceptional class », Université Paris VII
  • 1993-1996 Scientific adviser to the director of research, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (French Geological Survey)
  • 1989-1993 Director of the Ministry of National Education for Research and Graduate Studies in all French Universities
  • 1989-1994 Physicien (Full Professor, « exceptional class »), Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
  • 1983-1989 Physicien titulaire (Full Professor), Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
  • 1978-1983 Associate Professor, University Paris VII
  • 1977-1978 Assistant Professor 2, University Paris VII
  • 1973-1977 Assistant Professor 1, University Paris VII

Fields of Scholarship
  • Geophysics
  • Geodynamics
  • Paleomagnetism
  • Geomagnetism
  • Tectonics
  • Climate

Honours and Awards
  • 1985 First Franco-Britannic Prize (French Academy of Sciences and Royal Society)
  • 1990 Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • 1990 Knight, Ordre National du Mérite
  • 1993 Silver medal of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • 1994 Fairchild Distinguished Scholar (Cal Tech)
  • 1994 Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1994 Knight, Légion d’honneur
  • 1996 Gerald Stanton Ford Lecturer (University of Minnesota)
  • 1996 Professor, Institut Universitaire de France
  • 1997 Associate, Royal Astronomical Society
  • 1997 Officer, Ordre National du Mérite
  • 1997 Commander, Ordre National des Palmes Académiques
  • 1997 Rosone d’Oro (Italy)
  • 2001 Dolomieu Prize, French Academy of Sciences
  • 2001 Moore Distinguished Fellow (CalTech)
  • 2002 “Geological Society of London Lecturer”
  • 2002 “Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecturer” (Princeton)
  • 2002 First “Bullard Lecturer”,American Geophysical Union
  • 2003 Member, French Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 André Dumont Medal and invited speaker (Société Geologica Belgica, Belgian Geological Society
  • 2008 Member, Chinese Academy of Scinces


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