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consultant , geophysics educator

Vincent Emmanuel Courtillot, French geophysics educator, consultant.


Courtillot, Vincent Emmanuel was born on March 6, 1948 in Neuilly, France. Son of Emmanuel Pierre and Francoise (Heulin) Courtillot.


Diploma in mining civil engineering, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Paris, 1971. Master of Science in Geophysics, Stanford University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics, University Paris 6, 1974.

Doctor of Science in Geophysics, University Paris 7, 1977.


Assistant professor University Paris 7, 1973-1977, associate professor, 1978-1983, full professor, since 1994, Institute Physique Du Globe, Paris, 1983-1994. Director department earth science University Paris 7, 1980-1983. Director academy research and graduate studies Ministry of Education, Paris, 1989-1993.

Director department geomagnetism Institute Physique du Globe, Paris, 1993-1997. Consultant Bureau Research Geological Minister, Orléans, France, 1993-1997. Special advisor to Minister of National Education, Research and Technology in charge of higher education, research and technical, 1997-1998.

Director Institute Physique du Globe, Paris, 1996-1998, since 2004. Director research Ministry Education, Research and Technology, Paris, 1998-2001. President Science Council, City of Paris, since 2002.



Lieutenant Air Force, 1971-1972, Paris. Fellow American Geophysical Union (president geomagnetism and paleomagnetism section 2006-2008), Royal Astronomical Society (associate). Member European Union of Geophysical Society (vice president 1993, president 1995-1997), Academia Europaea, Institute Universitaire de France (senior ), French Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Married Michèle Consolo, July 7, 1971. Children: Carine, Raphaël.

Emmanuel Pierre Courtillot

Francoise (Heulin) Courtillot

Michèle Consolo

Raphaël Courtillot

Carine Courtillot