Carlo Laj#


Carlo Laj
Email:carlo.laj 'at' ens.fr
Membership Number:4793
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:claj
Elected:2018
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1975 - 1985 Research Scientist, Service de Physique des Solides et Résonance Magnétique, CE- Saclay
  • 1985 - 1995 Research Scientist – founder Paleomagnetic Laboratory, Centre des Faibles Radioactivités CEA-CNRS
  • 1985 - Dec 1996 Head of Department, Earth and Environmental Sciences, CEA/DSM, CE Saclay
  • 1991 - Dec.1996 Founder and Director, Laboratoire de Modélisation du Climat et de l’Environnement (LMCE)
  • 1997 - Dec. 2001 Senior Research Scientist, CEA – LSCE
  • 2001 - present Emeritus Professor École Normale Supérieure, Paris

Fields of Scholarship
  • Paleomagnetism
  • Geomagnetic reversals and excursions
  • Paleomagnetic secular variation
  • Earth’s magnetic field intensity variations
  • High resolution magnetic stratigraphy
  • Environmental magnetism applied to paleoceanography and paleoclimatology
  • Paleomagnetism applied to geodynamics
  • Education-training of primary and secondary school teachers

Honours and Awards
  • 1988 Prize F. Holweck de l'Académie des Sciences
  • 1994 Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite
  • 1996 Fellow of the l'American Geophysical Union
  • 1997 Directeur de Recherches au CEA
  • 2004 Union Service Award, European Geosciences Union, for educational activities
  • 2011 Excellence in Geophysical Education Award AGU
  • 2012 Visitante Distinguido del Cusco
  • 2015 Arthur Holmes Medal and Honorary Fellowship of the European Geosciences Union

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