Each year, the French Académie des Sciences awards nearly 80 prizes covering all scientific fields. This year, it honoured 3 researchers from Université de Lorraine were recipients of Academy Awards on 15 October 2019 under the dome of the Institut de France, including Guillaume Caumon, awarded the “Michel Gouilloud-Schlumberger” Prize.



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iamg2018 student award
Nicolas Clausolles received the best student presentation award at the IAMG 2018 conference for his talk on salt interpretation uncertainties (related paper here).

Jeanne Pellerin received the Computers and Geosciences Research Scholarship from the International Association of Mathematical Geosciences for her PhD and postdoctoral work on hybrid meshing.

This work led to several publications for remeshing and simplification of boundary representations and generating conformable hybrid meshes. Jeanne Pellerin did her PhD under the supervision of Bruno Levy and Guillaume Caumon. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar at WIAS in Berlin.

Antoine Bouziat received the MSc Presentation Award at the SPE Regional contest in Aberdeen, for his work on Vector field based fault modelling and stratigraphic horizons deformation, advised by Laurent Gautier and Guillaume Caumon. This work eventually led to a Tectonophysics paper.

In 2011, Jean-Laurent Mallet received the Erasmus Award 2011 from the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, "in recognition of his groundbreaking research and development work over four decades in applied mathematics and computer sciences related to geology. Jean-Laurent Mallet originated Numerical Geology in Nancy as a Professor, first by developing automatic mapping methods in the 70's and 80's, then by creating the Gocad Consortium in 1989. In 2006, he retired from the university and has been working with Paradigm since then. 

Nicolas Cherpeau received an Award of Merit for his presentation on structural uncertainty at the 2010 Annual Conference of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists in Denver. This SEG extended abstract set the grounds for two important publications by Nicolas:


Luc Buatois received the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the High Performance Computing Conference for his work on GPGPU computing. You can access the HPCC conference paper, the {following publi 2031 journal paper} and the corresponding Concurrent Number Cruncher computer code.