Dr Henri Samuel


Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France

Date joined board
Geophysical Journal International
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Henri Samuel is a CNRS scientist at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris and Université Paris Cité. He studies the thermal, chemical and orbital evolution of the Earth and other terrestrial bodies (e.g., Mars, the Moon, or Phobos) from their earliest stages to the present-day.  He develops numerical methods and tools to model various geodynamic processes occurring in terrestrial bodies (core formation, magma ocean solidification and outgassing, convective mixing in planetary cores and in molten or solid-state silicate mantles). He is also involved in the interpretation of Earth and planetary geophysical data (seismic, geodetic or gravimetric observables) using inversion approaches relying on geodynamic constraints.