Claire Carvallo

Maitre de conférence

Campus Boucicaut
140 rue de Lourmel
75014 Paris
Phone: 33 1 44 27 32 27
Fax: 33 1 44 27 37 85

I am a rock magnetist/paleomagnetist recently hired as a Maitre de Conference (research and teaching) at the IMPMC (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie) in Paris. More details on my research to come will be added later.

I started working in paleomagnetism during my MSc in the Paleomagnetism Group at the University of Montpellier, France, with Pierre Camps. I moved to Toronto to do my PhD with David Dunlop in the Rock Magnetism group. During my PhD, I was part of the Scientific Party going on ODP Leg 197 cruise in the North Pacific Ocean, in July-August 2001. The main objective of the Leg is to test the motion of the Hawaiian hotspot using paleomagnetic techniques. I used some of these rocks to do Thellier-Thellier paleointensity experiments. The other part of my PhD dealt with the micromagnetic modelling of First-Order Reversal Curves (FORC) for various ensembles of single-domain grains and measurement of FORCs diagrams of different sorts of natural samples. After my PhD, I was a Marie Curie Fellow working with Andrew Roberts at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton on using FORC diagrams for pre-selecting samples for paleointensity experiments.

Here is a more detailed CV, and here is a list of my publications.

Useful links:

-Institut for Rock Magnetism
-The FORC group at UCDavis
-The American Geophysical Union

When I'm not working, I'm usually playing the fiddle or riding my bicycle. But that's another story...