Philippe Davy, geophysicist and CNRS research director in Rennes, is the winner of the Dolomieu prize, founded by BRGM and awarded each year by the Académie des Sciences.
25 November 2021
Philippe Davy, lauréat du prix Dolomieu 2021 Philippe Davy, lauréat du prix Dolomieu 2021

Philippe Davy, geophysicist, CNRS research director at the Géosciences Rennes laboratory and director of LabCom “Fractory”, is the winner of the Dolomieu 2021 prize.

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The BRGM Dolomieu Prize was awarded on 23 November 2021 by the French Académie des Sciences to Philippe Davy, geophysicist, CNRS research director at the Géosciences Rennes laboratory (University of Rennes 1/CNRS) and manager of the LabCom Fractory (CNRS/University of Rennes 1/ITASCA).

Philippe Davy, winner of the Dolomieu 2021 prize for his research into the modelling of geological and environmental systems

A specialist in the modelling of geological and environmental systems, he is doing research on the genesis of their spatial complexity and their dynamics. His focus is on fractured geological reservoirs, thermo-hydro-mechanical processes, landform erosion and fluvial instabilities.

The Academy paid tribute to him at the prize-giving ceremony under the dome of the Institut de France on 23 November 2021.

The BRGM Dolomieu Prize for Earth Science research

The Dolomieu Prize, established in 1998, is awarded for outstanding research in the Earth Sciences, alternating each year between fundamental (in 2022) and applied research (in 2021), to one or more researchers or engineers in France or the European Community. The prize is worth €15,250.