Credits : CNES / R. Barranco


The Shaw Prize in Astronomy 2018


is awarded to


Jean-Loup Puget


for his contributions to astronomy in the infrared to submillimetre spectralrange. He detected the cosmic far-infrared background from past star-forming galaxies, and proposed aromatic hydrocarbon molecules as a constituent of interstellar matter. With the Planck space mission, he has dramatically advanced our knowledge of cosmology in the presence of interstellar matter foregrounds.


14 May 2018

The Shaw Prize Profile

Interview with Prof Puget