RheoMan: a five-year, ERC-funded (Advanced Grant), project to model the rheology of the Earth's mantle

Oct 15, 2016 Grand Prix Kuhlmann General

On saturday october 15th, Patrick Cordier will be awarded the Grand Prix Kuhlmann of the Société des Sciences, de l'Agriculture et des Arts de Lille


The Société des Sciences, de l'Agriculture et des Arts de Lille is a learned society created in 1802. It became "Royal Society of..." in 1829, then "Imperial Society of..." in 1862, and was finally established with its present name in 1923. It is aimed at promoting the advancement of science, humanities, agriculture and industry. Frederic Kuhlmann and Louis Pasteur were two prestigious past-presidents of the Society.

The Grand Prix Kuhlmann, created in 1882 is the highest award of the society. It is attributed for « outstanding contributions for the advancement of science or its application made in the north of France ». Charles-Frédéric Kuhlmann (1803-1881), a chemist strongly involved in industrial applications, was president of the society in 1840, 1859 and 1873.