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  • Grade/Status : Maître de Conférences - UCB LYON1
  • Institution : lgltpe UCB Lyon1
  • Building : GEODE
  • Floor : R4
  • Office : 422
  • Phone : +33 (0)4 72 43 26 59
  • E-mail : benoit.tauzin[at]
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    Research topic(s)

  • My research activity consists in imaging seismically the deep Earth interior, from the lithosphere to the lower mantle, relating observed seismic heterogeneities to what we know about mineral physics, geodynamics and geochemistry. I mainly focus on seismic discontinuities in the transition zone (i.e. 400-700 km depth) and upper mantle (0-400 km). My seismological tools are body-waves reflected (SS-precursors in my PhD) and converted (P-S and S-P receiver functions in Tauzin et al. 2008, 2013) at discontinuities recorded at permanent seismic networks and temporary arrays.
  • The recent impact of the 15 Feb 2013 meteor in the region of Chelyabinsk, Ural, also provided an interesting exercise of classical seismology. Due to the rarity of such an event (1 per century), its observation provided unusual constraints on the physics of meteoroid collision (Tauzin et al., 2013). I plan to further develop the study of such events on Earth, as they might be interesting analogue experiments for meteor impact surveys on Mars.