Department of Theoretical Geophysics
Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
01-452 Warszawa, ul. Ks. Janusza 64,
tel. +48 22 6915681, fax: +48 22 6915915

Born: April 11, 1929, in Lwów, Poland

M. Sc. in Physics, University of Warsaw, 1952.

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Warsaw, 1959.



Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Warsaw, Assistant Professor, 1952-1953;

Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw; Assistant Professor, 1953-1959; Associate Professor 1959-1967; Professor from 1967.

Deputy Director 1960–1970 and 1972–1989, Director 1970–1972.

Expert UNESCO in International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Tokio, 1965-1966. Visiting Profesor: University of Trieste, Italy, 1979-1980; University of Strasbourg, France, 1984; Hokkaido University, Japan, 1999.

Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences: corresponding member from 1969, real member from 1980- ; member of Finnish Academy of Science and Literature from 1975.

Secretary of 7th Department (Earth Sciences and Mining Sciences) of the Polish Academy of Sciences,

Chief of Geophysical Expedition to Vietnam of the International Geophysical Year 1957-1960; two geophysical observatories had been organized there.

UNESCO expert, International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Eng., Tokyo, 1965-1966.

Visiting Professor: University of Trieste, Italy, 1979-1980; University of Strasbourg, France, 1984; Hokkaido University, Japan, 1999.

Vicepresident of ESC (European Seismological Commission) 1970–1976, president of ESC 1976–1978.



seismology, continuum theories, General Relativity.


  1. Dislocation theory of earthquakes: energy release and thermal processes.
  2. Theory of earthquakes precursory processes, among others: variation of electric resistivity and generation of electromagnetic fields.
  3. Physics of earthquake processes based on continuous dislocation distribution: stress-dislocation relations and equation of motion for elastic medium contaminated by a dense defect distribution.
  4. Earthquake thermodynamics.
  5. Theories of continua.
  6. Rotation seismology and rotation waves.



Edithor of the journal Acta Geophysica Polonica,

Edithor of the monograph (), 1983, two volumes, Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe.

Edithor and co-edithor of six international monographs:

Teisseyre R., ed.,1984–1992, , six volumes, Elsevier–PWN.

Teisseyre R., ed., 1995, , Polish Scientific Publishers PWN.

Teisseyre R. and E. Majewski, eds., 2001, , Academic Press.

Teisseyre R., M. Takeo and E. Majewski, eds., 2006, , Springer.

Teisseyre R., H. Nagahama and E. Majewski, eds., 2008, , Springer.

De Rubeis, Z. Czechowski and R. Teisseyre, eds., to be published in 2011, Springer.

Author and co-author of many chapters in these books.



Teisseyre R. and W. Boratyński, 2003, Mech. Res. Commun., Vol. 30, 235-240.

Teisseyre R., J. Suchcicki, K.P. Teisseyre, J. Wiszniowski and P. Palangio, 2003, Annals of Geophysics, Vol. 46, 671–685.

Teisseyre R., 2005, Acta Geophys. Polon., 53: 115-126.

Teisseyre, R., M. Białecki and M. Górski, 2005, Acta Geophys. Polon, 53: 219-230.

Jaroszewicz, L.R., Z. Krajewski, L. Solarz and R. Teisseyre, 2006, Meas. Sci. Technol., 17 (5), 1186-1193.

Teisseyre R., 2006,  Acta Geophysica, 54: 225-238.

Teisseyre R., 2006,  Publs. Inst. Geophys. Pol. Acad. Sci, M-29 (395).

Teisseyre R., 2008, Acta Geophysica, 56: 259-269.

Teisseyre R., 2009, , Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., Vol. 99, No 2B, 1028-1039.

Teisseyre R and M. Górski, 2009, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., Vol. 99, No 2B, 1132-1136.