### General Information

Alain Connes was born on April 1st, 1947 in Draguignan, France.

### Studies

Alain Connes studied at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, from 1966 to 1970.

He got his thesis in 1973 at Pierre-et-Marie-Curie University, Paris, France.

### Academic Career

- Research Fellow, CNRS, France (1970–1974)
- Visiting Research Fellow, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (1975)
- Associate Professor and Professor, University of Paris-VI, France (1976–1980)
- Professor, IHES, France, Léon Motchane Chair (since 1979)
- Director of Research, CNRS, France (1981–1984)
- Professor, Collège de France, Chair of Analysis and Geometry (1984–2017)
- Professor, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA (2003–2011)
- Professor, Ohio State University, USA (2012–2020)

### Awards

- Aimé Berthé Prize of the French Academy of Sciences (1975)
- Peccot-Vimont Prize of the Collège de France (1976)
- CNRS Silver Medal (1977)
- Ampère Prize of the French Academy of Sciences (1980)
- Fields Medal (1982)
- Clay Research Award (2000)
- Crafoord Prize (2001) (announcement)
- CNRS Gold Medal (2004) (press release)

### Honors

- Invited address, International Congress of Mathematicians, Vancouver, Washington, USA (1974)
- Invited plenary address, International Congress of Mathematicians, Helsinki, Finland (1978)
- Invited address, International Congress of Mathematicians, Berkeley, California, USA (1986)
- Doctor Honoris Causa, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (1979)
- Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy (1997)
- Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Oslo, Norway (1999)
- Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark (2009)
- Doctor Honoris Causa, Free University of Brussels, Belgium (2010)
- Doctor Honoris Causa, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (2017)
- Foreign Associate Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences (1980)
- Corresponding Member of the French Academy of Sciences (1980)
- Member of the French Academy of Sciences (1983)
- Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1990)
- Foreign Associate Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science (1993)
- Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1996)
- Foreign Associate Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (1997)
- Foreign Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2003)
- Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Science of Belgium (2016)

### Editor quondam

- Journal of Functional Analysis
- Inventiones Mathematicae (1978–1998)
- Communications in Mathematical Physics
- Journal of Operator Theory
- Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems (1981–1993)
- Comptes rendus de l’Académie des sciences
- Letters in Mathematical Physics
- Journal of K-theory
- Selecta Mathematica
- Publications Mathématiques de l’IHES
- Advances in Mathematics
- Journal of Noncommutative Geometry