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CNRS Medals

CNRS medals are among the highest scientific award in France. Since it was created in 1954, the CNRS Gold Medal is awarded each year to one scientist who has made an exceptional contribution, in a range of disciplines, to the innovation and influence of French research.
Silver medal
The CNRS Silver Medal (12 to 20 winners per year) 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.
Bronze medal
The CNRS Bronze Medal (40 winners per year) recognizes a researcher's first work that makes that person a specialist with talent in a particular field. This medal is a way for the CNRS to encourage the researcher to continue work that has met initial success and already produced fruitful results.
Crystal prize
The Crystal prize honors engineers, technicians and administrative staff who, through their creativity, technical skill and sense of innovation, contribute alongside researchers to the advancement of knowledge and excellence of French research.

2017 awarded researchers

  • Silver medal for Marie-Claire Villeval, CNRS research director at the GATE (Economic Theory and Analysis Group)
  • Bronze medal for Axelle Dolino-Brodiez, CNRS research assistant at the LARHRA (Rhône-Alpes Centre for Historical Research)
  • Crystal medal for Nathalie Fargier, a specialist at Persée (dissemination Portal of Scientific Publications) notably in electronic documentation, digital libraries and the digitalization of heritage collections
  • Crystal medal for Henri Chamoux (LARHRA), inventor of the "Archéophone"

2015 awarded researchers

  • Bronze medal for Carine Michel, theoretical chemist at the Chemistry Laboratory (CNRS / ENS de Lyon/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Bronze medal for Hugo Aguilaniu, biologist at the Institute of Functional Genomics of Lyon (IGFL - CNRS / ENS de Lyon/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)

2014 awarded researchers

  • Bronze medal for Vincent Calvez, math researcher at the Unité de mathématiques pures et appliquées (UMPA - ENS de Lyon/CNRS/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Crystal prize for Elisabeth Vaganay, engineer at the Institute of Functional Genomics of Lyon (IGFL-CNRS / ENS de Lyon/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)

2013 awarded researchers

  • Silver medal for Jean-Michel Muller, computer engineer LIP (Inria/CNRS / ENS de Lyon/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Bronze medals for biologists François Leulier (IGFL), Samir Merabet (IGFL) and Teva Vernoux (RDP), and for Romain Tessera, mathematician (UMPA)
  • Crystal prize for Marc Moulin, IGE mechanics for the Physics Laboratory (CNRS / ENS de Lyon/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)

2012 awarded researchers

  • Silver medal for Janne Blichert-Toft, geochemist, LGL-TPE
  • Silver medal for Bernard Lahire, sociologist, Centre Max Weber
  • Bronze medal for Damien Stehlé, computer engineer LIP (Inria/CNRS / ENS de Lyon/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)

2011 awarded researchers

2010 awarded researchers

  • Silver medal for Alice Guionnet, math researcher at the Laboratory of Pure and Applied Mathematics (UMPA - ENS de Lyon/CNRS/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Silver medal for Patrick Flandrin, researcher in signal processing at the  Physics Laboratory (CNRS / ENS de Lyon/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Bronze medal for André Charrak, researcher and lecturer in philosophy at the Institute of the History of Classical Thought (IHPC- ENS Lyon/CNRS/Université Blaise Pascal Clermont-Ferrand/Université Lumière Lyon 2/Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne)
  • Crystal prize for Anne Lesage, CNRS research engineer at the European Center for High Field NMR (ISA - ENS de Lyon/Université Lyon 1/CNRS)

Key figures

14 Silver medals
19 Bronze medals
7 Crystal prizes
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