Dr. Boris Robert

Boris Robert
Dr. Boris Robert
Albert-Einstein-Straße 42-46
Building A 46, Room 206
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1934

Research Interests:

Paleogeography: Acquisition of paleomagnetic data to constrain paleogeographic reconstructions. Elaboration of regional and global reconstruction models based on paleomagnetism and geology. Determination of True Polar Wander using Paleomagnetism.

  • B. Robert, J. Besse, O. Blein, M. Greff-Lefftz, T. Baudin, F. Lopes, S. Meslouh, M. Belbadaoui. (2017) Constraints on the Ediacaran Inertial Interchange True Polar Wander Hypothesis: a new paleomagnetic study in Morocco (West African Craton). Precambrian Research, 295, 90–116.
  • B. Robert, M. Domeier, & J. Jakob (2020). Iapetan Oceans: an Analog of Tethys? Geology, v. 48, p 929-933.

Mantle dynamics and True Polar Wander: Modelling of the True Polar Wander using numerical simulations of the mantle dynamics to infer mantle convection geometry of the past.

  • B. Robert, M. GreffLefftz, & J. Besse. (2018). True Polar Wander: a key indicator for plate configuration and mantle convection during the late Neoproterozoic. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19(9), 3478-3495.

Links between mantle dynamics and dynamic topography:

  • M. Greff-Lefftz, B. Robert, J. Besse, D. Frizon de Lamotte, & S. Vicente de Gouveia. (2017), Dynamic topography and lithospheric stresses since 400 Ma, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst, 18(7), 2673-2700.

Processes related to subduction initiation over the last 100 Myrs:

  • F. Crameri, V. Magni, M. Domeier, G. Shephard, K. Chotalia, G. Cooper, C. Eakin, A. Grima, D. Gürer, A. Király, E. Mulyukova, K. Peters, B. Robert, M. Thielmann (2020). A trans-disciplinary and community-driven database to unravel subduction zone initiation. Nature Communications, 11(1), 1-14. 


Oct 2020 - now   Visiting scientist at GFZ
2017 - 2020   Postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), University of Oslo


2012 - 2016   Ph.D. in Paleomagnetism, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.
2010 - 2012   M.S. Geophysics, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.
2007 - 2010   B.S., Earth Sciences Environment and Planets, Université Paris VII.