Hubert Reeves

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science

World famous cosmologist and science communicator

"Modern physics allows us to shout 'Long live Freedom!'"

Birthdate
July 13, 1932

Birthplace
Montreal, Quebec

Residence
Paris, France

Family Members
  • Mother: Manon Beaupré
  • Father: Joseph-Aimé
  • Spouse: Camille Scoffier
  • Children: Gilles, Nicolas, Benoit, Evelyne
  • Grandchildren: five

Personality
Congenial, private, charming

Favorite Music
Schubert's String Quintet in C, second movement

Other Interests
Hiking

Title
Associate Professor

Office
U. of Montreal

Status
Semi-retired

Degrees
  • B.Sc. U. of Montreal, 1953
  • M.Sc. McGill, Montreal 1955
  • PhD Cornell, New York, 1960

Awards
  • Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (France) 1986
  • Grand prix de la francophonie décerné 1989
  • Einstein Prize, Einstein Society, Bern 2001

Mentor

Père Louis Marie, childhood family friend, geneticist and botanist who knew everything in the woods. Philip Morrison, Cornell physicist who combined culture, science and literature with an enthusiasm for the nature of reality.


Last Updated
June 4, 2011

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