Dr Maylis Landeau

Subject Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Fellow type Postdoctoral By-Fellows
Year started 2016
Email address landeau@damtp.cam.ac.uk


Maylis is currently a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow working at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Her research aims at understanding the formation and the dynamics of the interior of Earth and other planets, bridging gaps between fluid mechanics, geophysics and planetary sciences. We know that Earth's interior is organised into a silicate rocky mantle overlaying a metallic core. However, fundamental questions remain unsettled: How were the core and the mantle formed? What processes have been generating Earth's magnetic field for the last three billion years? Maylis investigates these questions using fluid mechanics, combining numerical modelling, laboratory experiments, and theory.

After a Bachelor's Degree in Earth and planetary sciences at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, she was awarded a Master's Degree in fluid mechanics by University Pierre and Marie Curie and Ecole Polytechnique (France). Then, she obtained a PhD in geophysics at Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris and she received the Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Earth and Planetary Department at Johns Hopkins University (USA). Her outside interests include aikido, photography and hiking.