Thierry Courvoisier#


Thierry Courvoisier
Email:thierry.courvoisier 'at' unige.ch
Membership Number:4193
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:tcourvoisier
Elected:2016
Homepage: http://thierrycourvoisier.ch





Present and Previous Positions
  • 1999 to present Full professor, University of Geneva
  • 1996 - 1997 Professeur remplacant (Substitute Professor), University of Lausanne
  • 1992 - 1999 Professeur adjoint, University of Geneva
  • 1991 - 1992 Professeur remplacant (Substitute Professor), University of Lausanne
  • 1988 - 1992 Maitre d'enseignement et de recherche, University of Geneva
  • 1988 four months senior scientist SERC fellowship in Preston, England
  • 1984 - 1988 Staff (supernumary ESA staff) at the Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility
  • (STECF) at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Garching (D).
  • 1981 - 1984 European Space Operations Center (ESOC in Darmstadt, D). Contract staff then EXOSAT
  • Duty Scientist
  • 1977 - 1980 PhD at the University of Zurich with Prof. N. Straumann

Fields of Scholarship
  • Theoretical physics
  • High energy astrophysics: physics of accretion onto compact objects
  • Observational astrophysics: X-ray astronomy, gamma ray astronomy
  • Multi-wavelength astronomy
  • Physics of quasars, observations and modeling
  • Data analysis in astronomy
  • Science and Society, in the frame of academies of sciences

Honours and Awards
  • 2003 Membre correspondant de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège
  • 2003 Member of the International Academy of Astronautics
  • 2012-2015 President of the Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • 2013-2015 President of the Swiss Academies of Art and Sciences
  • December 2013 Vice-president of EASAC (European Academies Science Advisory Council)
  • October 2015 President elect EASAC

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