Prizes and honours
Find below some of the awards obtained by Irfu's researchers, engineers and technicians since 2013.
Marion Lehuraux receives the 2023 thesis prize from PHENIICS Doctoral School of Paris-Saclay University
Bruno Mansoulié receives the Charpak-Ritz Prize 2023 jointly given by the French and the Swiss Physical Society
Yasmine Kalboussi receives the Early career Investigator Award of SRF international conference 2023
Isabelle Grenier receives the Cnes-Astrophysics and Space Science Prize from the French Academy of Sciences
Anastasiia Zolotarova receives an ERC Starting Grants for her project TINY
Stéphane Mathis received an ERC Synergy grant for his project 4D-STAR
Elsa Ducrot receives the 2022 L'Oréal-Unesco Young Talents for Women in Science Award
Claudia Nones receives the ICFA Instrumentation 2022 Prize
Rudolph Rogly and Noé Brucy receive the P2IO 2022 Thesis Award in Science and Technology
Jean-Luc Starck has been unanimously elected "FORTH Honorary Fellow" by the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
Hugo Allaire received the Pierre Besson Award for the best presentation by a young researcher at the international conference New Developments in Photodetection 2022.
Sara Bolognesi receives the Emmy Noether Award from the European Physical Society
Valeria Pettorino receives the MCAA award for excellence
Antoine Strugarek (CEA) receives the MERAC prize for the best start of his career
Astrophysicist Catherine Cesarsky receives the Tate 2020 Award for International Leadership in Physics
Jérôme Bobin receives the LNE (Laboratoire Nationale de Métrologie et d'Essai) Research Award 2021
Halim Ashkar, young researcher awarded the H.E.S. prize
Virginia Ajani receives the P2IO 2021 thesis award
Pierre Vedrine receives the 2021 Excellence Award from ESAS, European Society for Applied Superconductivity
Philippe Fazilleau and Thibault Lécrevisse, research-engineers at Irfu, are awarded the prize for the best publication for the year 2020 in the journal Cryogenics, for the Nougat project
Lisa Bugnet receives the 2020 thesis prize of the "Stars and Stellar Physics" division of the International Astronomical Union and the 2021 thesis prize of the French Astronomy and Astrophysics Society
Solène Chabanier receives the 2020 thesis prize of the "Galaxies and Cosmology" division of the International Astronomical Union and the thesis prize of the PHENIICS Doctoral School of the University of Paris-Saclay
Chloé Fougères, PhD student at Ganil, receives the 2nd prize of the regional final of "Ma thèse en 180 secondes" (My thesis in 180 seconds)
Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille appointed to the Academy of Sciences
The Wu-Ki Tung Prize 2019 awarded to Valerio BERTONE
David Baudin receives the P2IO 2020 thesis award
Clémentine Santamaria receives the FAIR-GENCO young scientist award
Anaëlle Maury receives The SF2A young researcher prize
Lisa Bugnet, winner of the 2019 L'Oréal-Unesco Young Talent for Women in Science Award
Hélène Felice, engineer at DACM, winner of the 2019 Jean-Louis Laclare Prize
Laura Segui winner of the Faraday Cup Award
Nancy Paul-Hupin, winner of the Daniel Guinier Prize for her thesis at Irfu/DPhN
Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille is made Knight of the Legion of Honor
Lucia Rinchiuso receives the 2019 P2IO thesis award
Sara Bolognesi receives the Thibaud Prize of the Academy of Sciences
David Attié and Sebastien Procureur, co-winners of the Yvan Peychès prize
Pauline Zarrouk, astrophysicist at Irfu, 2018 winner of the L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Prize
The Félix Innovateur Centralien prize was awarded to Sébastien Procureur.
The Irène Joliot-Curie Prize for Woman Scientist of the Year was awarded to Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille.
The Grand Prix Franco-Taiwan awarded by the Academie des Sciences & Academie Sinica was given to Suzanne Madden.
The Jaffé Award from the French Academy of Sciences (Fondation de l'Institut de France) was given to David Elbaz.
The HPC Wire: Best Enabled Science, SuperComputing 2017 award was given to Allan-Sacha Brun.
Francisco Jose Iguaz Gutierrez was distinguished with the award of an Enhanced CEA-Eurotalents fellowship (PCOFUND-GA-2013-600382) for the period 2017-2019.
Maarten Boonekamp was distinguished by the award of an ANR funding on electroweak physics at the LHC, for the period 2017-2021.
David Elbaz received the President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) Award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Anne-Isabelle Etienvre received the "Chevalier de l'ordre national du mérite" medal.
The 2016 Innovation Fiber Award was presented by Optics Valley to Olivier Besida.
1/1371st of the "BreakThrough prize 2016 in Fundamental Physics", awarded jointly to the Daya Bay, Kamland, K2K, T2K, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory and Super-Kamiokande projects was given to Denis Calvet, Marco Zito and Edoardo Mazzucato.
The Young Researcher Award, SF2A, has been awarded to Frédéric Bournaud.
The International Astrostatistics Association (IAA) Fellow Prize was given to Jean-Luc Starck.
The Villemot Prize was given to André Brahic.
MGPD 2015 Georges Charpak’s Young Scientist Award a été attribué à Maxence Vandenbroucke.
Le prix Joliot Curie été attribué à Maarten Boonekamp.
Le prix Prix Daniel Guinier de la Société Française de Physique a été attribué à Pauline Comini.
Le prix Paul Doistau-Emile Blutet de l'Académie des Sciences (Sciences de l'Univers) a été attribué à Philippe André.
Le prix La Recherche a été attribué à Frédéric Bournaud pour l'article Renaud et al. 2014.
Sébastien Fromang a reçu la Médaille de bronze du CNRS.
André Brahic a été fait Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Roland Lehoucq is made Chevalier des Palmes Académiques
Isabelle Grenier is made Knight of the Legion of Honor
Pierre-Olivier Lagage is made Knight of the Order of Merit.
Emeric Lefloch appears in the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Author since 2014 (1% most cited researchers worldwide)
Emanuele Daddi appears in the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Author 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (1% most cited researchers worldwide)
Daniel Pomarède is distinguished by being selected in the "10 most important discoveries of the year" of the monthly review "La Recherche" for the discovery of Laniakea (n°495 of January 2015).
Patrice Bouchet receives the "Significant Achievement Award" from NASA (2014): "Presented by the NASA JWST Project in recognition of [his] extraordinary dedication and contributions, March 2014".
Anne-Isabelle Etienvre is made Chevalier de l'ordre des Palmes académiques.
Anne Decourchelle is made Chevalier de l'ordre des Palmes académiques.
The Laclare prize was awarded to Antoine Chancé.
The special prize of the jury Engineers of the Year 2013 Usine Nouvelle was awarded to Pierre Védrine.
Patrice Bouchet receives the European Space Agency (ESA) special distinction: "In recognition of [his] extraordinary contribution to the JWST mission, February 2013".
The prize of 'Nauka/Interperiodica' of the Russian Academy of Sciences, for the series of review articles published in the journal ECHAIA: "Physics of elementary particles and atomic nuclei" has been awarded to Egle Tomasi.
The SF2A Thesis Prize has been awarded to Antoine Strugarek for his thesis entitled "Turbulence, transport and con-finement: from tokamaks to the magnetism of stars".