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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 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.

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