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Lucien Cayeux

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Institutions  College de France
Name  Lucien Cayeux

Fields  Geology
Institution  College de France
Lucien Cayeux Lucien CAYEUX
Born  March 16, 1864 France (1864-03-16)
Known for  Pioneering petrography of sedimentary rocks
Notable awards  Member, French Academy of Sciences
Died  November 1, 1944, Mauves-sur-Loire, France
Books  Carbonate Rocks, Limestone and Dolmites, Sedimentary Rocks of France, Past and Present Causes in Geology


Lucien Cayeux (March 16, 1864–November 1, 1944) was a French sedimentary petrographer.

In 1902, he joined the l'Ecole des Mines and become a professor of geology. In 1912, he was named as professor of geology at the Collège de France. He was admitted to the Académie des Sciences in 1928.

He is noted for his study of sediments with the polarizing microscope, and was one of the pioneers in this field.

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Lucien Cayeux Wikipedia


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