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Gold, Innovation, Silver and Bronze medalists
Each year, the CNRS rewards researchers who have made exceptional contributions to their respective fields. The bronze and silver medals honor young and established scientists, while the CNRS gold medal celebrates outstanding careers and the medal of innovation recognizes scientific research with leading industrial applications.
Claire Voisin, 2016 CNRS gold medallist
The Gold medal
The CNRS Gold Medal is awarded annually to scientific figures who have made an exceptional contribution, in a range of disciplines, to the innovation and influence of French research.
2016 innovation medallists
The Innovation medal
The CNRS Medal of Innovation rewards outstanding scientific research with innovative applications in the technological, therapeutical and societal fields thus promoting French scientific research.See all the CNRS Innovation medallists
2016 silver medallists
The Silver medal
The CNRS Silver Medal honors researchers who are only at the beginning of their rise to fame, but who are already recognized nationally and internationally for the originality, quality, and importance of their work.See all the CNRS Silver medallists
2016 bronze medallists
The Bronze medal
The CNRS Bronze Medal recognizes a researcher's first work, which makes that person a specialist with talent in a particular field.