Xavier Le Pichon

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Xavier Le Pichon (born June 18, 1937) is a French geophysicist. Among many other contributions, he is known for his comprehensive model of plate tectonics (1968).

He is professor at the Collège de France.


Le Pichon holds a doctorate in physics.

Prizes and memberships of learned societies[edit]

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  1. ^ "Wollaston Medal". Award Winners since 1831. Geological Society of London. Retrieved 2009-02-25.