Pascal Audet

Professor of Geophysics & University Research Chair

University of Ottawa

Pascal Audet is Professor in Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa. He currently holds the University Research Chair in Solid Earth Geophysics. Prior to this he was a Miller Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.


  • Geophysics and Tectonics
  • Earthquake Seismology
  • Data analysis and modeling
  • Open-source software development


  • PhD in Geophysics, 2008

    University of British Columbia

  • MSc in Earth Sciences, 2004

    Université du Québec à Montréal

  • BSc in Physics, 2002

    Université de Montréal


  • 2020 David Elliott Best Paper Award from the Canadian Tectonics Group, Geological Association of Canada
  • 2018 Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Royal Society of Canada
  • 2018 Young Scientist of the Year, Canadian Geophysical Union
  • 2017 Young Researcher of the Year Award, University of Ottawa
  • 2016 Excellence in Media Relations Award, University of Ottawa
  • 2016-2021 University Research Chair in Geophysics, University of Ottawa
  • 2015-2017 Sloan Research Fellowship in Physics, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • 2015-2020 Early Researcher Award, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation
  • 2015 Personnalité de la semaine, Radio-Canada/Le Droit
  • 2008-2011 Miller Research Fellowship, University of California Berkeley