Antoine Georges, Professor at the Ecole polytechnique, at Collège de France and at the University of Geneva, has been named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. Antoine Georges will receive this decoration on June 19, 2017 at the Collège de France. The Légion d’Honneur is the highest French national distinction.
Antoine George was awarded numerous prizes during his career and is a member of the French Academy of Sciences. His research is focused on the physics of quantum systems with strong correlations in various contexts, from materials with strong electron interactions to cold atomic gases.