Hubert Reeves

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Hubert Reeves
Hubert Reeves.jpg
Reeves in 1994
Born (1932-07-13) July 13, 1932 (age 84)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Residence Paris, France
Citizenship Canada
Nationality Canadian
Fields Astrophysics
Institutions CNRS
Alma mater Université de Montréal
McGill University
Cornell University
Doctoral students Jean Audouze
Known for Works on stellar nucleo-synthesis
Popularisation of science
Notable awards See Honours and Recognition
Spouse Francine Brunel (former)
Camille Scoffier-Reeves (current)

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

Early life and education[edit]

Reeves was born in Montreal on July 13, 1932, and also as a child lived in Léry.[1] Reeves attended Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, a prestigious French-language college in Montreal. He obtained a BSc degree in physics from the Université de Montréal in 1953, an MSc degree from McGill University in 1956 with a thesis entitled “Formation of Positronium in Hydrogen and Helium”[2] and a PhD degree at Cornell University in 1960. His PhD thesis was “Thermonuclear Reaction Involving Medium Light Nuclei.”[3]


From 1960 to 1964, he taught physics at the Université de Montréal and worked as an advisor to NASA. He has been a Director of Research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique since 1965.

Personal life[edit]

Reeves resides in Paris, France. He often speaks on television, promoting science.

Honours and recognition[edit]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Reeves, Hubert (1998). Origins: Speculations on the Cosmos, Earth and Mankind (1st English-language 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. 


  1. ^ Reeves, Hubert (2008). Je nʼaurai pas le temps. Paris: Les Éditions du Seuil. p. 11. ISBN 2-02-097494-0. 
  2. ^ Reeves, Hubert (1956). "The formation of positronium in hydrogen and helium gases.". eScholarship@McGill. Retrieved October 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ Reeves, Hubert (15 March 2015). "Biographie détaillée". Hubert Reeves Site officiel. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 

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