Thibault Damour#

Thibault Damour
Membership Number:2878
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 1989 Permanent Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette

Fields of Scholarship
  • General relativity
  • String theory

Honours and Awards
  • 1978 Fondation Singer-Polignac laureate
  • 1980 CNRS Bronze Medal
  • 1984 Paul Langevin Theoretical Physics Prize
  • 1994 First Award de la Gravity Research Foundation
  • 1990 Mergier-Bourdeix Prize
  • 1996 Einstein Medal
  • 2005 Cecil F. Powell Medal
  • 2010 Amaldi Medal
  • 2016 Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture, European Astronomical Society
  • 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
  • 2016 Gruber Cosmology Prize
  • 2017 CNRS Gold Medal
  • 2017 International Prize “Tullio Levi-Civita” for the Mathematical and Mechanical Sciences
  • 2021 Galileo Galilei Medal
  • 2021 Dirac Medal, ICTP
  • 2021 Balzan Prize, International Balzan Prize Foundation (together with Alessandra Buonanno) for "their leadership in the prediction of the gravitational wave signals produced when compact objects like neutron stars and black holes spiral together and eventually merge."
  • Académie des Sciences de Paris member (Physics section)
  • Institut de France member and American Academy of Arts and Sciences foreign honorary member

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