Aurélie Turmel (in English)

Geologist and Archaeologist

  • BORN 1985, Reims, Marne, France
  • WORKED Reims University (France), Historic Environment Scotland (Scotland)
  • HONOURS Masters in Archaeology and Geology, Masters in Archaeological Studies, Doctorate in Earth Sciences

Artistic Connections

When one of my colleagues told me about a musical project to transform scientific data into sounds, I said to myself “I want to be a part of this adventure”. I love music. My hometown in Reims has always been home to many festivals and creators of electronic music.




During my childhood, my parents would take us to visit places all over France and each summer we would return to Briançon in the Alps where I first fell in love with the colour and forms of Earth: geology. On top of this I have always been impressed by ruins, historical monuments, and towns. And voila: a little archaeology.


I used to work for a café where I prepared muffins and sandwiches. I also worked in a bank for a few months during my studies.

Scientific Achievements

My proudest scientific achievement is being in Scotland and working for Historic Environment Scotland where I share and enrich my ideas on the approach to the conservation of materials and monuments.

Did You Know?

I knit


Hypatia of Alexandria was a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the school of Neo-Platonism and she was the creator of the hydrometer.