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astronomy professor

Michel G. E. Mayor, Swiss astronomy professor. Co-recipient Shaw prize in Astronomy, Shaw Prize Foundation, Hong Kong, 2005; recipient Charles-Louis de Saulces de Freycinet prize, French Academy Sciences, 1983, Marcel-Benoist prize, Swiss Confederation, 1998, Janssen prize, Astronomical Society France, 1998, ADION medal, Observatory of Côte d'Azur, France, 1998, Viktor Ambartsumian International Prize, 2010.


Mayor, Michel G. E. was born on January 12, 1942 in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Graduate in physics, Lausanne University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Geneva University, 1971.


Research associate Geneva University, Switzerland, 1971—1984, professor astronomy Switzerland, since 1988. Director Geneva Observatory, Switzerland, since 1998. Astronomer, science contributor Cambridge Observatory, 1971, University Hawaii, 1994—1995, National Center for Scientific Research Observatoire de Haute-Provence, France, European Southern Observatory, Chile, member science and technical committee, 1990—1993.


Member of National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Swiss Society Astrophysics and Astronomy (committee member 1990-1993), International Astronomical Union (member various commissions, Bioastronomy Commission medal 1997).