"Cecile DeWitt-Morette, Ecole de Physique des Houches" Prize

In 2019, the French Académie des sciences will award the « Cécile DeWitt-Morette / Ecole de Physique des Houches » prize of 15,000 euros.

The « Cécile DeWitt-Morette/Ecole de Physique des Houches » prize of the French Académie des sciences is created in 2019 to honor the memory of Mrs Cécile DeWitt-Morette, the founder of the Physics School located in the les Houches village in the French Alps.

The School partners represented by CNRS, CEA, Grenoble-Alpes University, Grenoble INP and the ENS Lyon have created this annual international prize of 15 000€.

The prize will be attributed to a laureate less than 55 year old in 2019 from any nationality, who has made a remarkable contribution to physics. The prize will cover all components of physics from fundamental aspects to applications. The laureate must have participated to one of the Les Houches schools or workshops as a lecturer, student or organizer. The prize jury is composed of members of the French Academy of Sciences, who are sovereign in the choice of the laureate.
 

The deadline for submitting application files :
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The “Cécile DeWitt-Morette/Ecole de Physique des Houches – Académie des sciences” Prize will be awarded at the Académie des sciences in the Cupola at the Institut de France, Paris

Nomination Procedure

 

Nomination files for the « Cécile DeWitt-Morette/Ecole de Physique des Houches » prize must be transmitted to the Académie des sciences by an institution director, a physics department head, a laboratory director, a member of a foreign academy of sciences, or a member of the French Academy of sciences, who will support the nomination. Direct applications are not eligible. Furthermore, the same individual may not be nominated for two prizes in the same year.

The files must include the following:

The “Cécile DeWitt-Morette/Ecole de Physique des Houches – Académie des sciences” application form

A letter of support that provides a personal opinion of the applicant (1 page)

This letter must be sent to the Académie directly and in a confidential manner.

  • A brief resume (1 page)
  • The candidate’s key scientific results (2 pages)
  • A list of the main publications (maximum of 10, 1 page)
     

The application files must be sent:

Cecile DeWitt
Ecole des Houches