Francis Albarède#


Francis Albarède
Email:albarede 'at' ens-lyon.fr
Membership Number:2067
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:falbarede
Elected:2000
Homepage:http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/francis.albarede



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2015 Emeritus Professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
  • 1991-2015 Professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
  • 1979-1991 Professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Geologie in Nancy, France
  • 1977-1978 NSF Post-Doctoral Fellow, Caltech: Stable Isotopes in granitic and metamorphic rocks
  • 1971-1977 Maître de Conférences Université de Paris 7

Fields of Scholarship
  • Trace elements, radiogenic isotope geochemistry and geochronology
  • Principles of geochemistry
  • Deep Earth geochemistry
  • Origin of continents
  • Planetary geochemistry
  • Nuclear geochemistry
  • Early Earth
  • Origin of Life
  • Stable metal isotopes in biology and medicine
  • Stable metal isotopes in historical and archeological artifacts

Honours and Awards
  • 1988 Silver Medal CNRS
  • 2000 Member of the Academia Europae
  • 2000 Norman Bowen Award of the American Geophysical Union
  • 2001 Arthur Holmes Medal of the European Union of Geosciences
  • 2002 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
  • 2002 Highly Cited Researcher certificate, Institute of Scientific Information
  • 2003 Nature Lifeline
  • 2006 Chevalier des Palmes Académiques
  • 2008 VM Goldschmidt Award of the Geochemical Society
  • 2008 Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur
  • 2010 McDonnell Distinguished Fellow of the Washington University, Saint-Louis


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