Jean-Bernard MINSTER

Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

Research Interests

  • Determination of the structure of the Earth's interior from broad-band seismic data
  • Imaging the Earth's upper mantle and crust using seismic waves
  • Seismic means for verification of nuclear test ban treaties
  • Global tectonics
  • Application of space-geodetic and remote sensing techniques to study tectonic and volcanic deformations
  • Very large supercomputer simulations of earthquakes
  • Analysis of paleoseismic data using hyperspectral imaging
  • Space- and air-borne laser altimetry
  • Cryospheric science
  • Global data science (curation, management, publication, dissemination)


  • B.S.: (Mathématiques) Académie de Grenoble, 1964
  • Graduate: Ingénieur Civil des Mines de Paris, 1969
  • Graduate: Ingénieur du Pétrole, Institut Français du Pétrole, 1969
  • PhD (Geophysics): California Institute of Technology, 1974
  • Doctorat d'Etat és Sciences Physiques: Université de Paris VII, 1974