October 6, 2006
CNRS Gold Medal for 2006 : Jacques Stern
The CNRS Gold Medal, France's highest distinction for scientific research, has been awarded this year to Jacques Stern, 57, Professor at the ENS École normale supérieure (ENS), Director of the ENS Computer Science Laboratory (a combined ENS/CNRS unit) and a researcher with a global reputation for his work in cryptology. The originator of 150 publications, very much a founding father of a school of cryptology that has put France at the forefront of the dis-cipline in Europe, Jacques Stern began his career as a mathematician before becoming interested in computer science and moving on to cryptology.
Press conference : CNRS Gold Medal for 2006
© CNRS Photothèque – Christophe Lebedinsky
Jacques Stern, CNRS Gold Medal for 2006
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