Serge Haroche

Serge Haroche
2012 Nobel Prize in Physics
Professor Emeritus at Collège de France
Credentials
1971
PhD Paris VI University (Physics)
About

2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

President, Collège de France

Serge Haroche is a physicist, born in 1944 in Casablanca. He graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), receiving his doctorate from Paris VI University in 1971. After a post-doctoral visit to Stanford University (1972-73), he became full professor at Paris VI University in 1975, a position he held until 2001, when he was appointed Professor at Collège de France (in the chair of quantum physics). He has also been Maître de Conference at Ecole Polytechnique (1974-1984), visiting professor at Harvard (1981), part time professor at Yale University (1984-1993), member of Institut Universitaire de France (1991-2000) and chairman of the ENS Department of Physics (1994-2000). From 2012 to 2015, he has been President of the Collège de France. Serge Haroche has made important contributions to the field of quantum optics and quantum information science. He has received many prizes and awards, culminating with the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics (shared with David Wineland) for “ground breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems”.

Experience
1975
Professor, Paris VI University (until 2001)
1981
Visiting Professor, Harvard University (until 1981)
Sep 1982
Professor, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (until 2001)
1984
Part-time Professor, Yale University (until 1993)
1991
Member, Institut Universitaire de France (until 2001)
1994
Chairman, ENS Department of Physics (until 2000)
2001
Professor, Collège de France
2012
President, Collège de France (until 2015)
2015
Professor Emeritus, Collège de France (-present)
Awards
1971
Prix Aimé Cotton of the French Physical Society
1980
Loeb Lecturer at Harvard University
1983
Grand Prix de Physique Jean Ricard of the French Physical Society
1988
Einstein Prize for Laser Science (Industrial and University Research Affiliates)
1992
Humboldt Award, Germany
1993
Michelson Medal of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
1993
EPS Travelling Lecturer
2000
Manne Siegbahn Lecture, Stockholm
2001
Tomassoni award of La Sapienza University, Rome
2002
Quantum Electronics Prize of the European Physical Society
2002
Quantum Communication Award of the International Organization for Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing and Tamagawa University, Japan
2007
Townes Award of the Optical Society of America
2007
Gra Cruz Ordem Nacional Do Merito Cientifico, Brazil
Jun 2009
CNRS Gold Medal
2009
Advanced Research Grant from the European Research Council
2010
Herbert Walther Award of the German Physical Society and Optical Society of America
Dec 2012
Nobel Prize in Physics
Service
1983
Member, French Physical Society (-present) Member, European Physical Society (-present)
1988
American Physical Society, Member in 1988, Fellow in 1990
1993
Member, Academie des Sciences (-present)
2009
Member (Foreign associate), Brazilian Academy of Sciences (-present)
2009
Member, European Academy of Sciences (-present)
2010
Member (Foreign associate), National Academy of Sciences, USA (-present)
Oct 2015
Member, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)