Claude Lorius#


Claude Lorius
Membership Number:167
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Elected:1989
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1998 - 2008 Director Emeritus of Research, CNRS
  • 1992 - 1898 President of IFRTP, French Institute for Polar Research and Technology
  • 1984 - 1889 Director of Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement (LGGE)
  • 1979 - 1883 Associate Director
  • 1987 Research Director
  • 1968 - 1884 Teaching fellow at Grenoble University (Mechanics of Geophysics and Environment)
  • 1961 Researcher at CNRS, National Centre for Scientific Research

Fields of Scholarship
  • Climate change

Honours and Awards
  • 1958 Knight in the Order of the Black Star (Bénin)
  • 1966 Delalande-Gurineau Prize (Académie des Sciences)
  • 1982 Officer in the National Order of Merit
  • 1986 Prize of the Statet (Académie des Sciences)
  • 1989 Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur
  • 1989 Humboldt Prize
  • 1989 Belgica Medal
  • 1994 Italgas Prize
  • 1996 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
  • 1997 The Seligman Crystal (International Glaciological Society)
  • 2001 Balzan Prize for climatology
  • 2002 The CNRS Medaille d’Or
  • 2004 Publication in the "Petit Larousse illustré"
  • 2006 Vernadsky Medal (European Geosciences Union)
  • 2008 SCAR Medal
  • 2008 Blue Planet Prize
  • 2009 Commander of the Légion d’Honneur
  • 2015 Grand Officer in the National Order of Merit
  • 2017 American Bower Award & Prize


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