Jean Kovalevsky#


Jean Kovalevsky
Email:kovalevsky 'at' obs-azur.fr
Membership Number:425
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:jkovalevsky
Elected:1989
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Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 1994 Emeritus astronomer at the Côte d'Azur Observatory
  • 1987-1992 Director of the CERGA department of the Côte d'Azur Observatory
  • 1982-1987 Astronomer at the CERGA
  • 1974-1982 First Director of the Center for Studies and Research in Geodynamics and Astrometry (CERGA), a structure attached in 1988 to the Côte d'Azur Observatory
  • 1971-1978 Senior Director of the Space Geodesy Research Group (GRGS)
  • 1960-1971 Head of the Department of Calculations and Celestial Mechanics of the Bureau des Longitudes
  • 1957-1959 Research Assistant at Yale University (New Haven)
  • 1955-1960 Attaché, Research fellow at the Observatoire de Paris Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, France

Fields of Scholarship
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the International Astronomical Union
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Prix Damoiseau de l’Académie des sciences (1963)
  • Médaille d’argent du CNES (1966 et 1971)
  • Prix Alexandre Joannidès de l’Académie des sciences (1984)
  • Prix Georges Lemaître (2009)


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