Bernard Barbara#

Bernard Barbara
Membership Number:3822
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2008 Emeritus Director of Research at CNRS, Grenoble
  • 1993 Directeur de Recherches 1ere Classe, CNRS, Laboratoire Louis Néel, Grenoble
  • 1982 Maître de Recherches (Directeur de Recherche 2 eme Classe), CNRS, Lab. Louis Néel, Grenoble
  • 1973 Chargé de Recherches au CNRS, LEPM, Laboratoire Louis Néel, Grenoble
  • 1970 Attaché de Recherches au CNRS, Laboratoire d'Electrostatique et de Physique du Métal (LEPM), Grenoble

Fields of Scholarship
  • Fundamental studies of phase transitions, relaxation dynamics of magnetic excitations on macroscopic, mesoscopic and nanoscopic scales
  • Experimental solid state physics
  • Classical and quantum magnetism and nanomagnetism

Honours and Awards
  • 2008 Blaise Pascal medal of the European Academy of Sciences (Brussels)
  • 2008 Gentner-Kastler binational prize. Joint prize by the DPG (Berlin) and the SFP (Paris)
  • 2007 Alexandre Joannidès prize in Physics, one of the “grands prix” of the French Academy of Sciences
  • 2003 Elected to the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC)
  • 2002 Co-recipient of the Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize for «Developing the field of quantum dynamics of nanomagnets, including the discovery of quantum tunnelling and interference in dynamics of magnetisation» (This Europhysical Society (EPS) - Condensed matter division (CMD) - Europhysics Prize is one Europe’s most prestigious prizes in the field of condensed matter physics. It is awarded every 2 years in recognition of recent work by one or more individuals for scientific excellence in the area of condensed matter physics. See

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