Doctorat - Cérémonie des docteurs

Doctors' Ceremony

Each year, this ceremony brings together graduates from the previous year accompanied by their parents, families, some of them coming from abroad for the occasion. This graduation ceremony is an exceptional and festive event that promotes French university research as a whole, and the quality of the research work by doctoral graduates of member institutions of the Sorbonne University Alliance.
Since 2005, Sorbonne University has named each graduating class after a renowned researcher.

Doctors' Ceremony

Promotion Luc Julia

Class of 2019: Luc Julia

Luc Julia (1996 -) has a PhD in computer science and is specialised in artificial intelligence. He is one of the designers of the Siri voice assistant and since 2012 has been vice-president in charge of innovation at Samsung.
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Promotion Caroline Pascal

Class of 2018: Caroline Pascal

Caroline Pascal (1966-) is a writer and Hispanic scholar. Since October 2019, she has been head of the Office of Education, Sport and Research at the French Ministry of Education and Youth.

Promotion Nicole El Karoui

Class of 2017: Nicole El Karoui

Nicole El Karoui (1944 -) is a mathematician, Professor Emeritus and pioneer in the development of financial mathematics.

Promotion Georges Molinié

Class of 2016: Georges Molinié

Georges Molinié (1944 - 2014) was a philologist, professor at the Sorbonne University, specialist in French stylistics and semiotics.

Promotion Ghislain de Marsily

Class of 2015: Ghislain de Marsily

Ghislain de Marsily (1939-) is Professor Emeritus at Sorbonne University and at the École des Mines de Paris. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences and a specialist in hydrology. 

Promotion Jean Jouzel

Class of 2014: Jean Jouzel

Jean Jouzel (1947-) is a climatologist and glaciologist. Director of research at the CEA and director of the Pierre-Simon-Laplace Institute until 2008, he is a member of the French Academy of Sciences and the French Academy of Agriculture.

Promotion Philippe Taquet

Class of 2013: Philippe Taquet

Philippe Taquet (1940-) is a French paleontologist, member of the French Academy of Sciences since 2004. He was director of the National Museum of Natural History between 1985 and 1990.

Promotion Pierre Mazeaud

Class of 2012: Pierre Mazeaud

Pierre Mazeaud (1929 -) is a French jurist, politician and mountaineer. 

Promotion Jacqueline de Romilly

Class of 2011: Jacqueline de Romilly

Jacqueline Worms de Romilly (1913-2010) was a French philologist, essayist, translator and Hellenist.

Promotion Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

Class of 2010: Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947-) is a virologist. In 1983, she participated in the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, while she was part of the team led by Luc Montagnier at the Pasteur Institute. She was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Promotion Gérard Mégie

Class of 2009: Gérard Mégie

Gérard Mégie (1946 - 2004), was a French atmospheric and climate researcher and President of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique from 2000 to 2004.

Promotion Emmy Noether

Class of 2008: Emmy Noether

Emmy Noether (1882 - 1935) was a German mathematician specialising in abstract algebra and theoretical physics.

Promotion Linus Pauling

Class of 2007: Linus Pauling

Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994) was an American chemist and physicist. He was one of the first quantum chemists and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954 for his work describing the nature of chemical bonding.

Promotion Rosalind Franklin

Class of 2006: Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) was a British physical chemist. A pioneer in molecular biology, she was instrumental in the discovery of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and the tobacco mosaic virus.

Promotion Hubert Curien

Class of 2005: Hubert Curien

Hubert Curien (1924 - 2005) was a French crystallographer, Minister of Research and Technology from 1984 to 1986 and then from 1988 to 1993.


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