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Valérie Masson-Delmotte Receives Irene Joliot-Curie Award

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Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Awarded the Irène Joliot-Curie

Valérie Masson-Delmotte, with an habilitation to supervise research from UPMC in 2004 on the theme of climate variability and water cycle, received the Irène Joliot-Curie in the category Woman Scientist of the Year. 

Valérie Masson-Delmott holds a doctorate from the Ecole Centrale de Paris in fluid physics and transfers (1996) and has been a Research Director at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) since 2008. As the theme leader of "dynamic and climate archives" at the laboratory of climate science and the environment (CEA/CNRS/UVSQ/IPSL), the paleoclimatologist has been working on climate change for twenty year through the use of polar ice and tree rings to reconstruct climate changes.

The Iréne Joliot-Curie is awarded to promote the role of women in research and technology in France, and Valérie Masson-Delmotte receives a grant of 40,000 euros.