Sydney Galès#

Sydney Galès
Membership Number:3256
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions

  • April2017 - today Chair of General Program Advisory committee (G-PAC) GSI-FAIR
  • Chair Scientific and Technical review committee of iThemba LABS (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Nominated Prof. Judah Einsenberg - Annual Memorial Lecture 2019 School of Physics and Astronomy Tel Aviv University (Israel)
  • Member of the International nomination Committee for IBS Directorship ( South Korea)
  • July 2016 - today Scientific Advisor to the Director IFIN-HH/ELI-N and Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of ELI-NP project
  • April 2013 – July 2016 Scientific Director of the High Power Laser and Gammas Large Scale Facility project
  • ELI- NP (Bucharest, Romania) until July 2016.
  • March 2012 - April 2013 Coordinator of International in-kind contributions for the FAIR Project (GSI-De)
  • Member of the ELI- Coordination Committee Board until July 2016
  • Member of International Advisory Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on site assessment committee for Nuclear Physics
  • Member of the S-FRS@NUSTAR-FAIR management board (Germany)
  • Member of the Scientific Council of JINR Dubna (Russia)
  • Member of the Physics and Engineering section of Academia Europeae
  • Chair of the review committee of Nishina Centre for Accelerator Base science RIKEN (Japan)
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee of Korean Radioactive Ion Science Project (Korea)
  • Member of the EPS Advisory Board on Science Policies
  • Member of the IZEST collaboration

  • 2012/02 - present Director of research (classe exceptionelle) CNRS (France)
  • 2005/07 - 2011/12 Director of large scale facility GANIL (Caen, France)
  • 2004/11-2012/01 Deputy Director, National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle physics (IN2P3), CNRS (France)
  • 1994 - 2002 Director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics Orsay (IPNO)
  • 1992 - 2008 Professor "extraordinary" of Physics at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
  • 1986 - 1994 Project leader of AGOR and member of the board of directors of the project AGOR (Accélérateur Groningen-ORsay)
  • 1980 - 1987 Principal investigator/International Collaborations and extended stays at MSU& IUCF (USA), JINR-Dubna (Russia), RCNP
  • 1978 - 1980 Post-doctoral fellow at Michigan State University (USA)
  • 1972 - 1978 Research staff member at IPNO, CNRS (France)
  • 1970 - 1972 Research Associate at Laboratory of Nuclear Physics, University of Montreal (Canada)
  • 1969 - 1970 Research fellow at IPNO, CNRS (France)
  • Others appointments
    • Member of the editorial board of « Nuclear Instruments & Methods » (Elsevier) (1994-2002)
    • Member of the Editorial Board of Physical review C (2003-2005)
    • Editor of « Nuclear Physics News International » (1993-1998)
    • Referee for Physical Review & Review Letters (APS), Physics Letters & Nuclear Physics (Elsevier) 1980- to day
    • Chairman and/or board member of more than 100 scientific organization committees of International Conferences, School or Workshops (1998-2014)
    • Judge in the Jury for the “International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences” (IADAS), Webby Awards”, New York (1999 - today)
    • Member Editorial Board “Progress of theoretical and experimental Physics journal”, Japan Physical society

Fields of Scholarship
  • Nuclear physics and applications
  • Nuclear structure: single-particle and collective modes of excitation; isobaric analog states; exotic nuclei
  • Nuclear reactions: direct transfer reactions; elastic and inelastic scattering; charge-exchange reactions
  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Accelerator physics: design and construction
  • Nuclear instrumentation (magnetic devices; detectors; diagnostics)
  • Exotic nuclear decays
  • Radioactive ion beams: production (electro-fission; photo-fission; neutron-induced fission; fusion reactions) and acceleration
  • High power Laser (>1PW), Laser Driven QED and Subatomic physics (Extreme Ligth Infrastructure)
  • Brilliant and monochromatic gamma beam ( 0.2-20 MeV) for Nuclear Structure

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Fellow European Physical Society
  • 2015 Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (France)
  • 2014 Grand Prix Felix Robin French Physical Society (SFP, Fr)
  • 2012 Elected member Academia Europeae (MAE)
  • 2009 Flerov prize (JINR, Dubna, Russia)
  • 1997 Chevalier de l’ordre national du Mérite (France) "Knight of the National Order of Merit"
  • 1995 Koninklijke onderscheiding als Officier in de Orde Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands) "Royal honour as Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau"
  • 1978 Medal CNRS (France)

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