Jean Virieux

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Jean Virieux
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Biography 2008

Jean Virieux has been trained (1978) at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris) in physics. He defended a French state thesis in 1986. He has been a professor at the Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis since 1991. His main scientific interest is seismic wave propagation and related topics such as seismic source imaging and seismic structure imaging.

Best Paper in Geophysics 2008

Dr. Virieaux shared the award for Best Paper in Geophysics in 2008 with Hafedh Ben-Hadj-Ali and Stéphane Operto.[1]


  1. Ben-Hadj-Ali, H., Operto, S., and Virieux, J. (2008). ”Velocity model building by 3D frequency-domain, full-waveform inversion of wide-aperture seismic data.” GEOPHYSICS, 73(5), VE101–VE117. doi: 10.1190/1.2957948[