# Research seminar: Black Hole Binary Dynamics from Classical and Quantum Gravitational Scattering

Professor Thibault Damour, IHES, France

12.05.2022 at 10:15

Short Biography:

Thibault Damour is an outstanding theoretical physicist working on a wide range of topics in the fields of general relativity, astrophysics and string theory. These topics include black holes, gravitational waves, binary pulsars, experimental tests of relativistic gravity, the general relativistic two-body problem and string cosmology.

Thibault Damour is professor at the IHES (Institut des hautes études scientifiques) in Bures-sur-Yvette near Paris. After studying, in 1970-74, at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), he received his PhD in 1974 from the University Paris VI. From 1977 to 1989, he was a CNRS scientist at the theoretical astrophysics group at the Meudon Observatory and became a permanent professor at the IHES in 1989.

For his many contributions, Thibault Damour received numerous prizes and awards. Among them are

1984: Paul-Langevin-Prize of the French physical society

1990: Prix Mergier-Bourdeix of the Académie des Sciences, France

1996: Albert Einstein Medal

1999: Member of the Académie des Sciences, France

2010: Amaldi Medal

2016: Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for detection of Gravitational Waves

2016: Gruber Cosmology Prize

2016: Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2017: CNRS Gold Medal

2021: Galileo Galilei Medal

2021: Dirac Medal

2021: Balzan Prize

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