Jean-Baptiste Fouvry Jean-Baptiste Fouvry

Jean-Baptiste Fouvry receives several awards for his thesis on the evolution of self-gravitating astrophysical systems, defended at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris in 2016.

Jean-Baptiste Fouvry received, in December 2017, the Aguirre-Basualdo prize from the "Chancellerie des Universités de Paris", for his PhD work carried out at IAP under the direction of Christophe Pichon, as well as James Binney from the Physics Department of Oxford.

His thesis was devoted to the development of a rigorous mathematical method to describe the long-term evolution of self-gravitating astrophysical systems. In particular, he presents how a unique formalism makes it possible to characterise the radial migration of stars in galactic discs, the thickening of these same discs, or the diffusion of stars orbiting a supermassive black hole in galactic centers.

Earlier this year, Jean-Baptiste's thesis was also rewarded with the 2017 thesis prize of the "Société Française d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique", a mention at the Daniel Guinier Prize 2016 of the "Société Française de Physique", as well as a publication in Springer's Outstanding PhD series.


puce Link to the prize from the Chancellerie des Universités de Paris: https://www.sorbonne.fr/prix-chancellerie-2017/ (in French)
puce Link to the prize from the Société Française d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique: https://sf2a.eu/spip/spip.php?article399 (in French)
puce Link to the prize from the Société Française de Physique: https://www.sfpnet.fr/mentions-aux-prix-jeunes-chercheurs-euses-2016 (in French)
puce Link to the Outstanding PhD series, Springer: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319667591

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January 2018

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