Emeritus Director of Research at CEA, Jean Jouzel has devoted most of his scientific career to reconstructing past climates from the study of the ice in Antarctica and Greenland within this organisation.
Jean Jouzel participated as principal author in the second and third reports of the IPCC (the organisation was a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007) where, from 2002 to 2015, he was vice-president of the working group dedicated to scientific elements.
Jean Jouzel headed the Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace from 2001 to 2008 and chaired the High Council for Science and Technology (HCST) from 2009 to 2013.
He is the author of more than 400 publications including around 300 in international peer-reviewed journals. His work has been recognised by awards and distinctions, including the Milankovitch and Revelle medals, awarded by the European and American Societies of Geophysics, respectively.
Together with Claude Lorius, he received the CNRS Gold Medal in 2002. In 2012, he received the Albert II of Monaco Foundation Prize and the Vetlesen Prize, considered the “Nobel Prize for Earth and Universe Sciences”. In 2020, he received the Silver Medal from the European Meteorological Society (EMS).
Jean Jouzel is a member of the Academy of Sciences, a foreign member of that of the United States (NAS) and a member of the Academy of Agriculture. He has been a member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) since 2011. He is a Commander of the Legion of Honour and Commander of the Order of Merit.