Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria Associate Teams Not Involved in an Inria International Labs

  • Title: Inverse Magnetization Problems IN GEosciences.

  • International Partner (Institution - Laboratory - Researcher):

    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States) - Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences - Benjamin P. Weiss

  • Start year: 2016

  • See also: http://www-sop.inria.fr/apics/IMPINGE/

  • The associate team Impinge is concerned with the inverse problem of recovering a magnetization distribution from measurements of the magnetic field above rock slabs using a SQUID microscope (developed at MIT). The application domain is to Earth and planetary sciences. Indeed, the remanent magnetization of rocks provides valuable information on their history. This is a renewal of the previous Associate Team Impinge that ended 2015. The US team also involves a group of Mathematicians at Vanderbilt University (see Section 5.1.1).

Inria International Partners

Informal International Partners

MIT-France seed funding is a competitive collaborative research program ran by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Ma, USA). Together with E. Lima and B. Weiss from the Earth and Planetary Sciences dept. at MIT, Apics obtained two-years support from the above-mentioned program to run a project entitled: “Development of Ultra-high Sensitivity Magnetometry for Analyzing Ancient Rock Magnetism”

NSF Grant L. Baratchart, S. Chevillard and J. Leblond are external investigators in the NSF Grant 2015-2018, “Collaborative Research: Computational methods for ultra-high sensitivity magnetometry of geological samples” led by E.B. Saff (Vanderbilt Univ.) and B. Weiss (MIT).