Catherine Brechignac#


Catherine Brechignac
Email:catherine.brechignac 'at' academie-sciences.fr
Membership Number:2705
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:cbrechignac
Elected:2009
Homepage: http://www.academie-sciences.fr/en/Liste-des-membres-de-l-Academie-des-sciences-/-B/catherine-brechignac.html

Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2011 "Secrétaire perpétuel" of the Académie des sciences, Division 1
  • 2006 - 2010 President of the CNRS ("National Centre for Scientific Research")
  • 2005 Elected future president of the International Council for Science (ICSU)
  • 2004 President of the Palais de la découverte ("Palace of Discovery")
  • 2003 President of the Institut d'optique théorique et appliquée ("Institute of Optical Theory and Practice")
  • 1997 to 2000 Director General of the CNRS
  • 1989 Director of the Aimé Cotton laboratory
  • 1985 Research Director

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cluster physics

Honours and Awards
  • Commander of the Légion d'honneur
  • 1991 Prix de l 'Académie des Sciences (1991)
  • 1994 CNRS Silver medal (1994)
  • 1997 Correspondent member of the Academy of Sciences (1997)
  • 2003 Winner of the Holweck Prize (2003)
  • 2005 Member of the Academy of Sciences (2005)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the Freie Universität Berlin (2003), the Georgia Tech Institute (2006) and the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (2007)


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