Xavier Le Pichon

Xavier Le Pichon is a professor of geodynamics at the Collège de France in Aix-en-Provence. Internationally known for his work on plate tectonics, he founded with his wife the Thomas Philippe House (La Maison Thomas Philippe), a facility in southern France for families of people with intellectual disabilities. The house is named after the Rev. Thomas Philippe, mentor of Jean Vanier, who founded L’Arche, an organization for the developmentally disabled. Le Pichon co-chaired a 2007 interdisciplinary conference, “Learning From the Disabled,” that explored what people who have disabilities can teach those who are not impaired.

Website http://www.college-de-france.fr/site/xavier-le-pichon/biographie.htm
Email address lepichon@cdf.u=3mrs.fr
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