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CNRS Gold medalists

Since it was created in 1954, 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. It is presented to eminent, internationally renowned scientists for their career and work.

 

  • 2013 - Margaret BUCKINGHAM (developmental biology)
  • 2012 - Philippe DESCOLA (anthropology)
  • 2011 - Jules HOFFMANN (biology) - press release (Nobel Prize in physiology or medecine 2011)
  • 2010 - Gérard FÉREY (chemistry) - press release
  • 2009 - Serge HAROCHE (physics) - press release
  • 2008 - Jean WEISSENBACH (genetics) - press release
  • 2007 - Jean TIROLE (economy)
  • 2006 - Jacques STERN (computer science)
  • 2005 - Alain ASPECT (physics)
  • 2004 - Alain CONNES (mathematics) (Fields medal 1982)
  • 2003 - Albert FERT (physics)
  • 2002 - Claude LORIUS et Jean JOUZEL (climatology)
  • 2001 - Maurice GODELIER (anthropology)
  • 2000 - Michel LAZDUNSKI (biochemistry)
  • 1999 - Jean-Claude RISSET (computer music)
  • 1998 - Pierre POTIER (chemistry)
  • 1997 - Jean ROUXEL (chemistry)
  • 1996 - Claude COHEN-TANNOUDJI (physics) (Nobel Prize in physics 1997)
  • 1995 - Claude HAGEGE (linguistics)
  • 1994 - Claude ALLEGRE (Earth physics)
  • 1993 - Pierre BOURDIEU (sociology)
  • 1992 - Jean-Pierre CHANGEUX (neurobiology)
  • 1991 - Jacques LE GOFF (history)
  • 1990 - Marc JULIA (chemistry)
  • 1989 - Michel JOUVET (biology)
  • 1988 - Philippe NOZIERES (physics)
  • 1987 - Georges CANGUILHEM (philosophy) et Jean-Pierre SERRE (mathematics) (Fields medal 1954)
  • 1986 - Nicole LE DOUARIN (embryology)
  • 1985 - Piotr SLONIMSKI (genetics)
  • 1984 - Jean BROSSEL (physics) et Jean-Pierre VERNANT (history)
  • 1983 - Evry SCHATZMAN ( astrophysics)
  • 1982 - Pierre JOLIOT (biochemistry)
  • 1981 - Jean-Marie LEHN (chemistry) (Nobel Prize in chemistry 1987) et Roland MARTIN (archeology)
  • 1980 - Pierre-Gilles de GENNES (physics) (Nobel Prize in physics 1991)
  • 1979 - Pierre CHAMBON (biology)
  • 1978 - Maurice ALLAIS (economics) (Nobel Prize in economics 1988) et Pierre JACQUINOT (physics)
  • 1977 - Charles FEHRENBACH (astronomy)
  • 1976 - Henri CARTAN (mathematics)
  • 1975 - Raymond CASTAING (physics) et Christiane DESROCHES-NOBLECOURT (egyptology)
  • 1974 - Edgar LEDERER (biochemistry)
  • 1973 - André LEROI-GOURHAN (ethnology)
  • 1972 - Jacques OUDIN (immunology)
  • 1971 - Bernard HALPERN (immunology)
  • 1970 - Jacques FRIEDEL (physics)
  • 1969 - Georges CHAUDRON (chemistry)
  • 1968 - Boris EPHRUSSI (genetics)
  • 1967 - Claude LEVI-STRAUSS (ethnologie)
  • 1966 - Paul PASCAL (chemistry)
  • 1965 - Louis NEEL (physics) (Nobel Prize in physics 1970)
  • 1964 - Alfred KASTLER (physics) (Nobel Prize in physics 1966)
  • 1963 - Robert COURRIER (biology)
  • 1962 - Marcel DELEPINE (chemistry)
  • 1961 - Pol BOUIN (physiology)
  • 1960 - Raoul BLANCHARD (geography)
  • 1959 - André DANJON (astrophysics)
  • 1958 - Gaston RAMON (immunology)
  • 1957 - Gaston DUPOUY (physics)
  • 1956 - Jacques HADAMARD (mathematics)
  • 1955 - Louis de BROGLIE (physics) (Nobel Prize in physics 1929)
  • 1954 - Emile BOREL (mathematics)

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