Aurélien Barrau (19 May 1973 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) is a French physicist and philosopher, specialized in astroparticle physics, black holes and cosmology. He works in the CNRS Laboratory for Subatomic Physics and Cosmology (LPSC) and is professor at the Joseph Fourier University (UJF).
He was awarded the 2006 Bogoliubov Prize in theoretical physics, mostly for his researches about quantum black holes and primordial cosmology, and the 2012 European Thibaud prize in subatomic physics. He is a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF). He was awarded the Joseph Fourier University medal in 2010. He was invited both at the "Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques" (France) and at the "Institute for Advanced Study" (Princeton) as a visitor. He also has interests in continental philosophy, e.g., having written a book with Jean-Luc Nancy.
Books (in French)
- Forme et Origine de l'Univers, Paris, Dunod, 2010
- Multivers, Paris, La Ville Brûle, 2010
- Relativité Générale, Paris, Dunod, 2011 (with J. Grain)
- Dans quels mondes vivons nous ?, Paris, Galilée, 2011 (with J.-L. Nancy)
- Variations sur un même ciel, Paris, La Ville Brûle, 2010 (J.-P. Uzan et al.)
External links and sources in english