In recognition of his contributions to the growth of science on an international scale. His own research and that of the groups he created and led have had a major impact on the advance and application of solid state physics throughout the world.
About the Winner:
Aigrain's leadership in developing basics and applied scientific research in his native France in universities, in industry, and in government has set an example for all nations. He has brought distinction to the posts he has set an example for all nations. He has brought distinction to the post he has occupied while forging strong cooperative relations in science not only in Europe, but around the world.
Aigrain's espousal of international cooperation in science has borne fruit from the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva to the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea.