Hubert Reeves

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Hubert Reeves
Hubert Reeves.jpg
Reeves in 1994
Born (1932-07-13) July 13, 1932 (age 82)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Residence Paris, France
Citizenship Canada,
Nationality Canadian
Fields Astrophysics
Institutions CNRS
Alma mater McGill University
Cornell University
Doctoral students Jean Audouze
Known for Works on stellar nucleo-synthesis
Popularisation of science
Notable awards See Honours and Recognition

Hubert Reeves, CC OQ (born July 13, 1932) is a French Canadian astrophysicist and popularizer of science.

Personal life[edit]

Reeves attended Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, a prestigious French-language college in Montreal. He has been a Director of Research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique since 1965 and currently lives in Paris, France where he often speaks on television promoting science.

Early Life Career[edit]

Born in Montreal, Reeves obtained a BSc degree in physics from the Université de Montréal in 1953, an MSc degree at McGill University in 1955 with a thesis entitled "Formation of Positronium in Hydrogen and Helium" and then a PhD degree at Cornell University in 1960. His PhD thesis was "Thermonuclear Reaction Involving Medium Light Nuclei". From 1960 to 1964, he taught physics at the Université de Montréal and worked as an advisor to NASA.

Honours and recognition[edit]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Reeves, Hubert (1998). Origins: Speculations on the Cosmos, Earth and Mankind (1st English-language ed ed.). London: Arcade Publishing. pp. 192pp. ISBN 1-55970-408-X. 
  • Reeves, Hubert (July 1971). Nuclear Reactions in Stellar Surfaces and Their Relations with Stellar Evolution. London: Gordon and Breach. pp. 88pp. ISBN 0-677-02960-8. 
  • Reeves, Hubert (1968). Stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis. New York: Gordon and Breach. ISBN 0-677-30150-2. 
  • Reeves, Hubert (1981). Patience dans l'azur : l'évolution cosmique. Paris: Seuil. p. 282. ISBN 2-02-010170-X. 
  • Reeves, Hubert (1986). L'heure de s'enivrer : l'univers a-t-il un sens?. ISBN 2-02-014400-X. 
  • Reeves, Hubert (1994). Dernières nouvelles du cosmos. ISBN 2-02-022831-9. 
  • Reeves, Hubert; Lenoir, Frédéric (2003). Mal de Terre. Paris: Points. p. 272. ISBN 2-02-079064-5. 
  • Reeves, Hubert (2005). Chroniques du ciel et de la vie. ISBN 2-02-080030-6. 
  • Reeves, Hubert (2007). Chroniques des atomes et des galaxies. ISBN 978-2-7578-2297-5. 

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