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Jean-Jacques Marigo awarded by Euromech…

Jean-Jacques Marigo and Patrick Huerre awarded by Euromech

Jean-Jacques Marigo, researcher at the Solid Mechanics Laboratory, and Patrick Huerre, from the Hydrodynamics Laboratory at Ecole Polytechnique, received the Solid Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics prizes from the European Mechanics Society.

Euromech, the European Mechanics Society, has just awarded its two most important prizes to two researchers who were professors in the mechanics department at the Ecole Polytechnique. Patrick Huerre, from the Hydrodynamics Laboratory (LadHyX*) receives the Fluid Mechanics Prize "for his outstanding achievements in the field of hydrodynamic instabilities and his major contributions to the European mechanics community.

For his part, Jean-Jacques Marigo, from the Solid Mechanics Laboratory (LMS*), was awarded the Solid Mechanics Prize "for his outstanding contributions to the rational analysis of deformable solids and structures, in particular to the variational modelling of dissipative evolution, resulting in novel and powerful approaches to damage and fracture."

For Christophe Josserand, president of the mechanics department at l’X: "These prestigious prizes reward the entire career of Patrick Huerre and Jean-Jacques Marigo, both of whom have also contributed greatly to the teaching of mechanics at École Polytechnique."

About European Mechanics Society’s prizes :

The Fluid Mechanics Prize and the Solid Mechanics Prize of EUROMECH, the European Mechanics Society, shall be awarded on the occasions of Fluid and Solid conferences for outstanding and fundamental research accomplishments in Mechanics. Recipients should have undertaken a significant proportion of their scientific career in Europe. Each prize consists of € 5000. The recipient is invited to give a Prize Lecture at one of the European Fluid or Solid Mechanics Conferences

*LadHyX: a joint research unit CNRS, École Polytechnique - Institut Polytechnique de Paris

*LMS: a joint research unit CNRS, École Polytechnique - Institut Polytechnique de Paris