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Marc Henneaux

Marc Henneaux studied physics at the University of Brussels in Belgium and received his doctoral degree in 1980 under the supervision of J. Géhéniau.

He was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Princeton for the academic year 1978-1979 and was postdoctoral research associate and lecturer at the University of Texas from 1981 to 1984. From there, he held a research position at the Belgian Science foundation (FNRS) until 1992, after which he was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Brussels (1993-1996).

He is Full Professor at the University of Brussels since October 1996 and an Associate Member of CECs (Chile) since 1985.

Since January 1, 2004, he is also Director of the International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, founded by E. Solvay.

In 2017, Marc Henneaux was appointed Professor at the Collège de France where he holds the Chair "Champs, Cordes et Gravité".



Teaching (Notes de cours)

BAC3 - Compléments de mathématiques

MA1 - Représentations des groupes et applications à la physique


Selected Publications

E10, BE10 and arithmetical chaos in superstring cosmology.
(T. Damour and M. Henneaux).

Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4749-4752 (2001), e-Print Archive: hep-th/0012172.

Local BRST Cohomology in the Antifield Formalism : I. General Theorems.
(G. Barnich, F. Brandt and M. Henneaux).

Commun. Math. Phys. 174, 57-92 (1995), e-Print Archive: hep-th/9405109.

Geometry of the 2+1 Black Hole.
(M. Bañados, M. Henneaux, C. Teitelboim and J. Zanelli).

Phys.Rev. D48 (1993) 1506-1525, e-Print Archive: gr-qc/9302012.

Central Charges in the Canonical Realization of Asymptotic Symmetries:
An example from Three-Dimensional Gravity. (J. D. Brown and M. Henneaux).

Commun. Math. Phys. 104, 207-226 (1986).

Hamiltonian Form of the Path Integral for Theories with a Gauge Freedom.
(M. Henneaux). Physics Reports 126, 1-66 (1985).

List of publications from Inspire.


Awards and Honours

Louis Empain Prize, 1989

Francqui Prize, 2000

Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium, 2002-2004; Member since 2004

Francqui Chair - Vrije Universiteit Brussel 2002-2003

Andrejewski Chair - Universities of Leipzig and Iena, 2003

Humboldt Research Award, 2009

Honorary Doctorate, Craiova University (Romania), 2010

ERC Advanced Grants, 2011-2015 and 2016-2021

Bogoliubov Prize, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia), 2014
(with V. Rubakov)

FNRS Quinquennal Prize

“Dr A. De Leeuw-Damry-Bourlart” (Fundamental Exact Sciences) for the period 2011-2015

Created « Baron » in 2015 by Philippe, King of the Belgians.

Coat of arms:

"Voir le monde tel qu'il est et l'aimer"

(d'après Romain Rolland)