Find out more about the greatest 20th Century French Scientists, including Alexander Grothendieck, Cédric Villani, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Serge Haroche and Jean-Pierre Serre.
Marie CurieMarie Curie
07 November 1867
First woman to win a Nobel Prize
René GirardRené Girard
25 December 1923
Philosopher

Alexander GrothendieckAlexander Grothendieck
28 March 1928
Mathematician

Frédéric Joliot-CurieFrédéric Joliot-Curie
19 March 1900
Physicist

Jacques MonodJacques Monod
09 February 1910
Biologist

François JacobFrançois Jacob
17 June 1920
Biologist
Claude Cohen-TannoudjiClaude Cohen-Tannoudji
01 April 1933
Physicist

Georges Charpak Georges Charpak
01 August 1924
Physicist

Pierre Gilles de GennesPierre-Gilles de Gennes
24 October 1932
Physicist

Jean-Marie LehnJean-Marie Lehn
30 September 1939
Chemist
Louis Eugène Félix Néel Louis Néel
22 November 1904
Physicist

Roger GuilleminRoger Guillemin
11 January 1924
Physiologist
Jean DaussetJean Dausset
19 October 1916
Immunologist

Alfred Kastler Alfred Kastler
03 May 1902
Physicist

Andre WeilAndre Weil
06 May 1906
Mathematician
André Michel LwoffAndré Lwoff
08 May 1902
Microbiologist

Benoit MandelbrotBenoit Mandelbrot
20 November 1924
Mathematician, Economist, Professor, Scientist,
Cédric VillaniCédric Villani
05 October 1973
Mathematician, Physicist, University teacher

Luc MontagnierLuc Montagnier
18 August 1932
Physician, Biologist, Virologist, Researcher,

Pierre JoliotPierre Joliot
12 March 1932
Biologist, Biochemist, Professor
Matthieu RicardMatthieu Ricard
15 February 1946
Molecular biologist, Photographer, Bhikkhu,

Mikhail Leonidovich GromovMikhail Leonidovich Gromov
23 December 1943
Mathematician, University teacher
Audrey MestreAudrey Mestre
11 August 1974
Free-diver, Marine biologist

Fred VargasFred Vargas
07 June 1957
Writer, Archaeologist, Novelist, Historian

Jean-Pierre SerreJean-Pierre Serre
15 September 1926
Mathematician, Topologist, Professor

Serge HarocheSerge Haroche
11 September 1944
Physicist, University teacher
Serge LangSerge Lang
19 May 1927
Mathematician
Raymond QueneauRaymond Queneau
21 February 1903
Poet, Playwright, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter,

Jacques TitsJacques Tits
12 August 1930
Mathematician, University teacher, Professor

Philippe KahnPhilippe Kahn
16 March 1952
Entrepreneur, Computer scientist

Maxim KontsevichMaxim Kontsevich
25 August 1964
Mathematician, Topologist
Laurent SchwartzLaurent Schwartz
05 March 1915
Mathematician, University teacher, Entomologist

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Alain AspectAlain Aspect
15 June 1947
Physicist

Alain ConnesAlain Connes
01 April 1947
Mathematician, Professor

Jacques BenvenisteJacques Benveniste
12 March 1935
Physician, Immunologist

Didier SornetteDidier Sornette
25 June 1957
Physicist, Economist
Peter GrünbergPeter Grünberg
18 May 1939
Physicist, University teacher

René ThomRené Thom
02 September 1923
Mathematician, University teacher
Albert FertAlbert Fert
07 March 1938
Physicist, University teacher

Pierre BézierPierre Bézier
01 September 1910
Engineer, Mathematician, Computer scientist

Maurice TaiebMaurice Taieb
1935 AD
anthropologist, paleontologist