Date of Birth: 01/01/1879
Place of birth: Geneva
He studied the structure of the West. Alps.
Dal scheme of the Alpine geosyncline, according to which it originally had the shape of a single deflection, then complicates the internal elevations, which, developing, turned into a huge thrusts.
The basis of crustal deformation A. considered the formation of large protuberances and cavities under the influence of subcortical magma flows. Against the background of these "folds base" formed "the covering folding", exciting only the surface layers of sediment.
A. Theoretical views set out in its work "Tectonics of Asia", written in 1922 (eng. Trans. 1935).