Born in Paris (France) in 1946.
Currently President of the Centre National de la Recherche
Scientifique (CNRS), France, and Professor at the Université
Pierre-et-Marie Curie, Paris.
interests: studies on metallic species in the mesosphere and
thermosphere, dynamics and chemistry of stratosphere, chemistry of
the troposphere, transfer processes in the atmosphere. Over 200
publications, conference proceedings, review articles and 2 books on
Member of several
national committees on atmospheric and global change research,
industrial scientific boards and European committees (EU, ESA, ESF).
Associate Editor of Journal of Geophysical Research and Journal
of Atmospheric Chemistry, and Editor of Natures, Science et