Michel André

2002 Laureate, Applied Technology
France, Born 1963

michel.andre@upc.edu

Listening to the sounds of silence

April 25, 2017

Two Rolex Laureates from very different scientific fields are working together in one of the most silent places on the planet – the caves below the Amazon’s table-top mountains – to record the whispers that speak volumes about our natural order. By Julian Cribb Rolex...

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Calming the roar in the ocean

November 12, 2012

French bio-acoustician and 2002 Rolex Laureate Michel André has greatly expanded his original project – preventing collisions between ships and whales – and has built a global network to head off an even greater danger, the damage caused by man-made noise pollution to life within the oceans. ...

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Ocean noise rings alarm bells

April 18, 2011

The rising tumult in the oceans caused by human activity may be causing devastating damage to giant squid and sea life in general. Research by Rolex Laureate Michel André has found that squid and octopus suffer trauma in their acoustic organs similar to that discovered in land mammals...

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Thunder in the deep

April 12, 2011

The spine-chilling thunder of the massive earthquake that shattered northern Japan on 11 March has been broadcast on the Internet in a world first by Rolex Laureate Michel André and Japanese colleagues. Visitors can not only play back the sound of the quake and its aftershocks, but also...

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