Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg - UMR 7516 CNRS

The Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg (UMR 7516 CNRS / Université de Strasbourg) is an Earth Science laboratory, where research is focused around numerous themes in geophysics and geology.

Four teams

This research team works on global dynamics, the internal structure of Earth and other planets, spatial and time-related potential field variations, lithosphere deformation, seismic fault mechanisms, and subsurface deformation.

This research team aims to study the interactions between the deep Earth and the processes active at the surface, linking tectonics (deformation, isostasy, exhumation…) and surface processes (erosion/sedimentation, climate forcing).

This research team focuses on multi-scale imagery of geological structures, monitoring of fluid motion, formation and deformation of geological structures in reservoirs, and rheology of faults.

This research team studies natural seismic sources and their resulting waves. It undertakes many methodological developments in both fundamental and applied research, allowing new insights to be obtained regarding various objects of study.


Human resources

The laboratory, UMR 7516, currently regroups 127 people, including 55 researchers and faculty staff, 20 engineers, technicians and administrative staff, and 52 PhD students and postdocs.

Technical facilities

A part of the research lead in the UMR7516 is linked to the activities of the observatories in geophysics at EOST (seismology, magnetism, gravimetry and geodesy) and the scientific services (RéNaSS, BCSF, RLBM), that allow to lead an efficient coupling between observation and research.

Proposition de thèses

Les sujets de thèse financés par le ministère, et certains financés par d'autres sources de financement, sont annoncés sur la page dédiée de l'Ecole Doctorale STE.