Vincent Langlois
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    Welcome to my professional website. I'm a maître de conférences (associate professor) in the Department of Earth Sciences in Lyon. 

My main research topics are sediment transport, rockslide dynamics, formation of impact craters, earthquake statistical laws and periglacial geomorphology. More generally, I'm interested in complex fluid dynamics and its applications to geophysics and biology. I have previously worked on the rheology of foams in Trinity College Dublin and on the hydrodynamics of plankton swimming in the DTU Center for Fluid Dynamics.


After glacier tables, we investigate the structure and formation of dirt cones on glaciers.

A brief excursion in the field of micropaleontology: how do coccoliths fragment into small pieces.

New paper out! The results of an 8-year long field survey of the displacements of boulders in a river in Guadeloupe.

New paper out! A combined field, experimental and theoretical study: How do boulders end up on top of an ice pedestal in low-slope glaciers?


Vincent Langlois

Associate Professor

Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon:
Terre, Planètes, Environnement

Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers, Département de Sciences de la Terre

Campus de la Doua
Building Géode, office 424

e-mail vincent.langlois [@]
Ph.+33 472 432 742
addressUMR 5276
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
2, rue Raphaël Dubois
69622 Villeurbanne CEDEX

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