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Roman Marian Teisseyre

Roman Marian Teisseyre, Polish geophysicist. Recipient 1st class Work Banner award Democratic Republic of Vietnam, 1960, Commandoor Cross, President of Poland, 1969, Warsaw Uprising 1944 Cross, President of Poland, 1996; named Polonia Restituta Officer, President of Poland, 1961.


  • Teisseyre, Roman Marian was born on April 11, 1929 in Lwow, Poland. Son of Kazimierz and Waclawa Teisseyre.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, Warsaw (Poland) University, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, Warsaw (Poland) University, 1959. Habilitation, Warsaw (Poland) University, 1961.


    • Assistant Institute Theoretical Physics Warsaw University, 1952-1953. Head seismological department Institute Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1953—1980, deputy director, 1960-1970, director, 1970-1972, head geodynamical department, since 1980. United Nations Educational expert International Institute Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, 1965-1966.

      Visiting professor International School Advanced Studies, International Center Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 1979-1980, Institute Earth Physics, University Strasbourg, France, 1984, Institute Seismology and Vulcanology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 1999. Chief Polish Geophysical Expedition of International Geophysical Year 1957-1958, Vietnam, 1956-1958. Member polar geophysical expedition, Spitsbergen, 1962, 74, 2000.

      Chairman geophysical committee Polish Academy of Sciences, 1976-1980, 88-92, secretary department earth and mining science, 1980-1983, member presidium, 1980-1993.


    • Editor, co-author: Continuum Theories in Solid Earth Physics, 1985, Gravity and Low Frequency Geodynamics, 1989, Theory of the Earthquake Premonitory and Fracture Processes, 1995. Co-editor, co-author: Constitution of the Earth Interior, 1984, Evolution of the Earth and Other Planetary Bodies, 1992, Dynamics of the Earth Evolution, 1993, Earthquake Thermodynamics and Phase Transformations in the Earth's Interior, 2001. Editor Acta Geophysica Polonica, since 1994.


    Member of Polish Academy of Sciences, European Seismological Commission (vice president 1970-1976, president 1976-1978), International Association Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (member executive committee 1970-1975), Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters.



    Music, theater, stamp collecting/philately, skiing.


    • Married Elzbieta Helena Kowalska, April 2, 1951. Children: Krzysztof, Mikolaj.
    • father: Kazimierz Teisseyre
    • mother: Waclawa Teisseyre
    • spouse: Elzbieta Helena Kowalska
    • children: Krzysztof Teisseyre
    • Mikolaj Teisseyre
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    Born April 11, 1929
    • 1952
      Warsaw (Poland) University
    • 1959
      Warsaw (Poland) University
    • 1961
      Warsaw (Poland) University
    • 1952 - 1953
      Assistant, Institute Theoretical Physics Warsaw University
    • 1953 - 1980
      head, seismological department Institute Geophysics