Jacques Lakshmanan

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Jacques Lakshmanan
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Biography 1992 [1]

Jacques Lakshmanan graduated as an engineer in geology from the École Nationale Supérieure de Géologie at Nancy in 1955. After experience at Electricité de France, he joined CPGF-Horizon in 1958 where he is now chairman and consults for the parent company, Simon-Horizon, Ltd. In 1988 he returned to Nancy University for a Ph.D. in gravity. He has widely published in engineering geophysics, resistivity inversion, seismic tomography, and gravity. He teaches engineering geophysics at Paris and Nancy Universities and at the Nancy School of Mines. He is a pioneer in microgravity surveying for caves. He organized a transfer of technology in migrogravity to the U.S. Corps of Engineers, and has also been involved in the detection of chambers inside the Cheops pyramid (Egypt) by microgravity.

Honorable Mention (Geophysics) 1991

J. Lakshmanan received 1991 Honorable Mention (Geophysics) for his paper The generalized gravity anomaly: Endoscopic microgravity.[2]


  1. Contributors, GEOPHYSICS 57(5):742.
  2. Lakshmanan, J. (1991) The generalized gravity anomaly: Endoscopic microgravity, GEOPHYSICS May 1991, Vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 712-723.