Hubert Reeves
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Hubert Reeves
Hubert Reeves
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Hubert Reeves, in 2010.
Born (1932-07-13) July 13, 1932 (age 88)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Alma materUniversité de Montréal
McGill University
Cornell University
Known forWorks on stellar nucleo-synthesis
Popularisation of science
Francine Brunel (former)
Camille Scoffier-Reeves (current)
AwardsSee Honours and Recognition
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorEdwin Salpeter[1]
Doctoral studentsJean Audouze

Hubert Reeves (born July 13, 1932), is a Canadian astrophysicist and popularizer of science.

Early life and education

Reeves was born in Montreal on July 13, 1932, and also as a child lived in Léry.[2] Reeves attended Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, a prestigious French-language college in Montreal. He obtained a BSc degree in physics from the Université de Montréal in 1953, an MSc degree from McGill University in 1956 with a thesis entitled "Formation of Positronium in Hydrogen and Helium"[3] and a PhD degree at Cornell University in 1960. His PhD thesis was "Thermonuclear Reaction Involving Medium Light Nuclei."[4]


From 1960 to 1964, he taught physics at the Université de Montréal and worked as an advisor to NASA. He has been a Director of Research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique since 1965.

Personal life

Reeves resides in Paris, France. He often speaks on television, promoting science.

Honours and recognition

Selected publications

  • Reeves, Hubert (1998). Origins: Speculations on the Cosmos, Earth and Mankind (1st English-language ed.). London: Arcade Publishing. pp. 192pp. ISBN 1-55970-408-X.
  • Reeves, Hubert (July 1971). Nuclear Reactions in Stellar Surfaces and Their Relations with Stellar Evolution. London: Gordon and Breach. pp. 88pp. ISBN 0-677-02960-8.
  • Reeves, Hubert (1968). Stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis. New York: Gordon and Breach. ISBN 0-677-30150-2.
  • Reeves, Hubert (1981). Atoms of Silence: An Exploration of Cosmic Evolution. Paris: Seuil. p. 282. ISBN 2-02-010170-X.
  • Reeves, Hubert (1986). L'heure de s'enivrer : l'univers a-t-il un sens?. ISBN 2-02-014400-X.
  • Reeves, Hubert (1994). Dernières nouvelles du cosmos. ISBN 2-02-022831-9.
  • Reeves, Hubert; Lenoir, Frédéric (2003). Mal de Terre. Paris: Points. p. 272. ISBN 2-02-079064-5.
  • Reeves, Hubert (2005). Chroniques du ciel et de la vie. ISBN 2-02-080030-6.
  • Reeves, Hubert (2007). Chroniques des atomes et des galaxies. ISBN 978-2-7578-2297-5.
  • Reeves, Hubert; Boutinot, Nelly; Casanave, Daniel; Champion, Claire (2017). Hubert Reeves nous explique la biodiversité. Bruxelles: Le Lombard. ISBN 9782803670796.
  • Reeves, Hubert; Boutinot, Nelly; Casanave, Daniel; Champion, Claire (2018). Hubert Reeves nous explique la forêt. Bruxelles: Le Lombard. ISBN 9782803672325.
  • Reeves, Hubert; Vandermeulen, David; Casanave, Daniel (2019). Hubert Reeves nous explique les océans. Bruxelles: Le Lombard. ISBN 9782803673100.


  1. ^ Hubert Reeves at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Reeves, Hubert (2008). Je n'aurai pas le temps. Paris: Les Éditions du Seuil. p. 11. ISBN 978-2-02-097494-3.
  3. ^ Reeves, Hubert (1956). "The formation of positronium in hydrogen and helium on gases". eScholarship@McGill. Retrieved 2016. (supervisor: J. David Jackson)
  4. ^ Reeves, Hubert (15 March 2015). "Biographie détaillée". Hubert Reeves Site officiel. Retrieved 2015.

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