Cédric Pilorget, laureate of the Institut Universitaire de France
Cédric Pilorget, Université Paris-Saclay assistant professor at IAS, has been named a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. This nomination will allow him to carry on his research in planetology, on quantifying mineral abundances on planetary and small body surfaces, and to prepare future space missions.
The mission of the Institut Universitaire de France is to promote the development of high-level research in universities and to strengthen interdisciplinarity, by pursuing three objectives
• To encourage institutions and teacher-researchers to achieve excellence in research, with the positive consequences that can be expected on teaching, the training of young researchers, and, more generally, the dissemination of knowledge.
• Contribute to the feminisation of the research sector.
• Contribute to a balanced distribution of university research in the country, and thus to a policy of scientific networking of the territory.