Prof. Dr. Laurent Gizon

Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Max-Planck-Str. 2
37191 Katlenburg-Lindau

Phone:  +49 (0)5556 979-439
Email:    gizon (at)

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed publications / book publications:

  • Jackiewicz, J., Gizon, L., Birch, A.C., 2008: “High resolution mapping of flows in the solar interior: fully consistent OLA inversion of helioseismic travel times”, Solar Physics 251, 381
  • Cameron, R., Gizon, L., Duvall, T.L., 2008: “Helioseismology of sunspots: confronting observations with three-dimensional MHD simulations of wave propagation”, Solar Physics 251, 291
  • Gizon, L. Hanasoge, S.M. Birch, A.C., 2006: “Scattering of acoustic waves by a magnetic cylinder: Validity of the Born approximation”, Astrophysical Journal 643, 549
  • Gizon, L., Birch, A.C., 2002: “Time-distance helioseismology: the forward problem for random distributed sources”, Astrophysical Journal 571, 966
  • Other publication: Book chapter

  • Gizon, L., Birch, L., Spruit, H.C., 2010: “Local helioseismology: three-dimensional imaging of the solar interior”, Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics. 48, 289

Scientific activities, awards and honors


  • 2009 Karen Harvey Prize of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society
  • 2007 European Research Council Starting Grant “Seismic Imaging of the Solar Interior”
  • 2005 JOSO International Prize for Solar Physics
  • Projects and service to scientific community:

  • 2011 - Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, Scientific Member
  • 2010 - present: Board Member, PLATO Mission Consortium
  • 2009 - present: Collaborator, NASA SDO Science Center
  • 2008 - present: Coordinator, PLATO Data Center studies
  • 2008 - present: Co-Investigator, PHI Instrument on Solar Orbiter
  • 2007-2010 Member of Organizing Committee, IAU Division II Commission 12, “Solar Radiation and Structure”
  • 2006 - present: Board Member, HELAS Network
  • 2006-2010 Chairman, Local Helioseismology Network Activity, HELAS Network