Born in 1939, Professor, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Ghislain de Marsily is a highly acclaimed, internationally renowned, scientist. He is Professor Emeritus at the University Pierre et Marie Curie, France. He is a pioneer in the development of stochastic hydrogeology and inverse methods. Within his scientific career, de Marsily has covered a wide range of research fields, including basin analysis, fluid mechanics, solute transport, waste disposal, river ecology, surface hydrology as well as hydrogeology, water resources management and worldwide food production. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to hydrogeology, including education through his remarkable classes as well as numerous books on hydrogeology, fluid transport and geostatistics, he has received many national and international awards. These include the O.E. Meinzer Award of the Geological Society of America, Robert E. Horton Medal of the American Geophysical Union and President’s Award of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. Amongst a very long list of other forms of recognition, de Marsily is Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur; Member, French Academy of Sciences and Member, French Academy of Technologies.