Awards

Fields medals

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One figure gives an idea of IHES’ rank: of the twelve past or current permanent professors in mathematics at IHES, seven have been awarded the Fields medal, the highest distinction in mathematics:


Permanent professors’ awards

Thibault Damour

  • Fondation Singer-Polignac laureate (1978)
  • CNRS Bronze Medal (1980)
  • Paul Langevin Theoretical Physics Prize, Société française de physique (1984)
  • Mergier-Bourdeix Prize, Académie des sciences de Paris (1990)
  • First Award of the Gravity Research Foundation, USA (1994)
  • Einstein Medal (1996)
  • Cecil F. Powell Medal, European Physical Society (2005)
  • Amaldi Prize, Societa Italiana de Relativita Generale e Fisica della Gravitazione (2010)
  • Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture, European Astronomical Society (2016)
  • Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (2016)
  • Gruber Cosmology Prize (2016)
  • CNRS Gold Medal (2017)
  • Tullio Levi-Civita Prize for mathematical and mechanical sciences (2017)
  • Académie des Sciences de Paris, member (1999)
  • Academia Europaea, member (2010)
  • Max-Planck Institut Albert Einstein, member of Fachbeirat (2013)
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, foreign honorary member (2016)

Hugo Duminil-Copin

  • Vacheron Constantin Prize (2012)
  • Rollo Davidson Prize (2012)
  • Oberwolfach Prize (2013)
  • Early Career Award of the International Association of Mathematical Physics (2015)
  • Prize of the European Mathematical Society (2016)
  • New Horizons Prize in Mathematics, Breakthrough Foundation (2016)
  • Line and Michel Loève International Prize in Probability (2017)
  • Grand Prix Jacques Herbrand, Académie des sciences de Paris (2017)
  • ERC Starting Grant “Critical Behavior of Lattice Models” (2017)
  • Conférencier invité ICM Rio (2018)

Maxim Kontsevich

  • Otto Hahn Medal (1992)
  • Paris Prize, First European Mathematical Congress (1992)
  • Henri Poincaré Prize, Fondation Daniel Iagolnitzer (1997)
  • Fields Medal (1998)
  • Crafoord Prize (2008)
  • Shaw Prize (2012)
  • Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (2012)
  • Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics (2014)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark (2014)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Universität Wien (2015)
  • Academia Europaea, member (2000)
  • Académie des sciences de Paris, member (2002)
  • National Academy of Sciences, foreign member (2015)
  • London Mathematical Society, honorary member (2016)

Laurent Lafforgue

  • Peccot Prize, Collège de France (1996)
  • CNRS Bronze Medal (1998)
  • Clay Research Award (2000)
  • Jacques Herbrand Prize, Académie des sciences de Paris (2001)
  • Fields Medal (2002)
  • Académie des sciences de Paris, member
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Notre Dame, USA (2011)

Vasily Pestun

  • Gold Medal, 28th International Physics Olympiad (1997)
  • Centennial Fellowship, Princeton University (2003-2008)
  • Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University (2007-2008)
  • Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows (2008-2011)
  • ERC Strating Grant “Quantum Algebraic Strutures in Fields Theories” (QUASIFT) (2015)
  • Hermann Weyl Prize, ICGTMP (2016)

Slava Rychkov

  • New Horizons in Physics Prize (2014)
  • Institut universitaire de France, junior member (2012-2017)

Director’ awards

Emmanuel Ullmo

  • Guest speaker, ICM Beijing (2002)
  • Élie Cartan Prize, Académie des sciences de Paris (2006)
  • Institut universitaire de France, junior member (2003-2008)

Other awards

Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques

  • Seki Takakazu Prize (2007)
  • Marcel Grossmann Institutional Award (2009)

Other professors’ awards

Ahmed Abbes

  • CNRS Bronze Medal (2005)
  • Distinguished Ordway visitor, the School of Mathematics of the University of Minnesota (2016)

Cédric Deffayet

  • CNRS Bronze Medal (2007)
  • Thibaud Prize (2010)
  • ERC Starting Grant “New paradigms for InfraRed modification of Gravity” (NIRG) (2013)

Bertrand Eynard

  • André Aisenstadt Chair (2015)
  • ERC Synergie “Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory” (ReNewQuantum) (2018)

Ofer Gabber

  • Thérèse Gautier Prize, Académie des sciences de Paris (2011)

Fanny Kassel

  • CNRS Bronze Medal (2015)
  • ERC Starting Grant “Discrete Groups and Geometric Structures” (DiGGeS) (2016)
  • Guest speaker, ICM Rio (2018)

Frank Merle

  • Bôcher Prize, American Mathematical Society (2005)
  • CNRS Silver Medal (2005)
  • ERC Advanced Grant “Blow-Up, Dispersion and Solitions” (Blowdisol) (2011)
  • Plenary Guest Speaker, ICM (2014)
  • Ampère Prize, Académie des sciences de Paris (2018)

Gilles Blanchard

  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (2004)
  • Visiting professor at the University of Chicago (2017)

Nader Masmoudi

  • Gold Medal, International Mathematical Olympiad (1992)
  • Sloan Research Fellowship (2001-2003)
  • Best scientific paper, Annales Henri Poincarré (2011)
  • Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2012)
  • Clay Senior Scholar, Fields Institute (2014)
  • Chair of the Fondation sciences mathématique de Paris (2015-2017)
  • Fermat Prize (2017)

Dennis Gaitsgory

  • Chevalley Prize, Lie Theory (2018)

Sergiu Klainerman

  • MacArthur Prize (1991)
  • CNRS Bronze Medal (2012)
  • Le Conte Prize, Académie des sciences de Paris (1996)
  • Bôcher Prize, American Mathematical Society (1999)
  • Académie nationale des sciences, member (2005)

Joseph Ayoub

  • Prize for the best thesis in mathematics, E.A.D.S. Foundation (2006)
  • Peccot Lectures, Collège de France (june 2009)
  • Guest speaker ICM (2014)
  • K-theory Prize (2014)

Emeriti professors’ awards

Jean Pierre Bourguignon

  • CNRS Bronze Medal (1977)
  • Paul Langevin Prize, Académie des sciences de Paris (1987)
  • Physical Sciences and Mathematics Prize, Comité du Rayonnement Français (1997)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Keio University, Japan (2008)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Nankai University, China (2011)
  • Academia Europaea, member
  • Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences, foreign member
  • London Mathematical Society, honorary member (2006)

Alain Connes

  • Aimé Berthé Prize, Académie des sciences de Paris (1975)
  • Peccot Prize, Collège de France (1976)
  • CNRS Silver Medal (1977)
  • Ampère Prize, Académie des sciences de Paris (1980)
  • Fields Medal (1982)
  • Clay Research Award (2000)
  • Crafoord Prize (2001)
  • CNRS Gold Medal (2004)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Kingston University, Canada (1979)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy (1997)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Oslo University, Norway (1999)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Free University of Brussels, Belgium (2010)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Shanghai Fudan University, China (2017)
  • Institut de France, member
  • Académie des sciences de Paris, member
  • Russian Academy of Sciences, foreign member
  • National Academy of Sciences, foreign associate member
  • Science class of the Royal Academy of Belgium, associate member
  • Norwegian Academy of Sciences, foreign associate member
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, foreign honorary member
  • Royal Society of Canada, foreign member
  • Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, foreign member

Mikhail Gromov

  • Moscow Mathematical Society Prize (1971)
  • Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry, American Mathematical Society (1981)
  • Élie Cartan Prize, Académie des sciences de Paris (1984)
  • Prize of the Paris Insurance Union (1989)
  • Wolf Prize (1993)
  • Leroy P. Steele Prize, American Mathematical Society (1997)
  • Lobachevsky Medal (1997)
  • Balzan Prize (1999)
  • Kyoto Prize (2002)
  • Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize (2004)
  • János Bolyai Prize, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2005)
  • Abel Prize (2009)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Geneva, Switzerland (1992)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (2009)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland (2009)
  • Académie des sciences de Paris, member
  • Academia Europaea, member
  • National Academy of Sciences, foreign associate member
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, foreign honorary member
  • Moscow Mathematical Society, honorary member
  • London Mathematical Society, honorary member (2009)
  • Norwegian Academy of Sciences, foreign member (2009)
  • Royal Society, foreign member (2011)
  • Russian Academy of Sciences, foreign member (2011)

David Ruelle

  • Boris Bregel Award, New York Academy of Sciences (1974)
  • Albert 1er de Monaco Prize, Académie des sciences de Paris (1979)
  • Dannie Heineman Prize, APS-AIP (1985)
  • Boltzmann Medal, IUPAP (1986)
  • Holweck Medal, Société française de physique and Institute of Physics (1995)
  • Ludwig Boltzmann Forschungspreis, Land Steiemark and Graz University (1995)
  • Matteucci Medals, National Academy of Sciences, Italy (2004)
  • Henri Poincaré Prize, Fondation Daniel Iagolnitzer (2006)
  • Peano Prize, Italy (2010)
  • Max Planck Medal, German Physical Society (2014)
  • Académie des sciences de Paris, member
  • Academia Europaea, member
  • National Academy of Sciences, foreign associate member
  • American Academy of Art and Sciences, foreign member
  • Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, foreign member

Christophe Soulé

  • J. Ponti Prize, Académie des sciences de Paris (1985)
  • Ampère Prize, Académie des sciences de Paris (1993)
  • Académie des sciences de Paris, member

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