Bernard Bigot

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Bernard Bigot
Bernard Bigot 2013.jpg
Bigot in 2013
Born(1950-01-24)24 January 1950
Blois, France
Died14 May 2022(2022-05-14) (aged 72)[1]
EducationPhD in Physics
PhD in Chemistry
Alma materÉcole normale supérieure de lettres et sciences humaines
Pierre and Marie Curie University
Scientific career
FieldsNuclear physics
InstitutionsÉcole normale supérieure de Lyon
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives

Bernard Bigot (French pronunciation: ​[bɛʁnar biɡo]; 24 January 1950 – 14 May 2022) was an academic, civil servant, and he served as the Director-General of the ITER organization between 2015 and 2022.[2]

Bigot held Ph.D.'s in physics and chemistry. He was the president of the École normale supérieure de Lyon, and director of the French Commission for Atomic Energy.[3]

Bigot died on May 14, 2022, at the age of 72.[4]


  1. ^ Passing of the ITER Director-General, Dr Bernard Bigot, European Commission, May 14 2022
  2. ^ New ITER boss promises to strealine management and repair ties with the U.S.. Science Magazine
  3. ^ Bernard Bigot, directeur général d'ITER Organization.
  4. ^ "French scientist leading nuclear fusion project dies at 72". ABC News. 14 May 2022. Retrieved 15 May 2022.

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