The Joliot-Curie Prize of the French Physical Society is intended to reward each year a work in the field of nuclear and particle physics.
Jérôme Margueron is a nuclear theorist at the Institut de physique des deux infinis in Lyon, specialising in compact stars (neutron stars). After publishing numerous articles on different aspects of the nuclear equation of state, he developed a pioneering approach, the “metamodel”, which has led to significant progress in
their understanding. As soon as they were discovered, he immediately exploited the signals from gravitational waves on neutron stars to constrain the equations of state. His international influence is attested by guest stays abroad, in Japan and Seattle. He also has a structuring activity, both at the national and international level. He is one of the few interdisciplinary experts, embracing the links between the infinitely small and the infinitely large.