Georges Balmino#

Membership Number:1897
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions
  • Emeritus scientist at GRGS (Groupe de Recherches de Geodesie Spatiale) in the Space Geodesy team of the French space agency (CNES)
  • Emeritus scientist of the Observatory Midi-Pyrenees, in Toulouse, France
  • 1997-2004 Executive Director of GRGS
  • 1991-1999 Secretary General of IUGG
  • 1979-2009 Director of BGI (Bureau Gravimetrique International )

Fields of Scholarship
  • Space and Planetary Geodesy
  • Gravity Field and Topographic Modeling
  • Satellite Geodesy

Honours and Awards
  • 2005 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
  • 2002 Vening-Meinesz Medal, EGU
  • 1999 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1997 NASA-JPL Mars Global Surveyor Group Achievement Award
  • 1996 Doctor Honoris causa of the Technical University of Graz, Austria
  • 1996 NASA-JPL Magellan Achievement Award, 1994; CNRS Silver Medal *1991 Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy
  • 1983 Prize Gustave Roux of the French Academy of Sciences
  • 1977 CNES Bronze Medal
  • 1976 NASA Geos 3 Special Achievement Award
  • Member of the Academy of Air and Space
  • Member of the Academy of Sciences Inscriptions and Belles Lettres
  • Corresponding member of the Bureau des Longitudes

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