Philippe Moretto: Science and society mission officer

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Philippe Moretto, professor of nuclear physics, was appointed mission officer for Science and society in February 2022 by Dean Lewis, President of the University of Bordeaux.

Photo : Philippe Moretto © Arthur Pequin
Philippe Moretto © Arthur Pequin

A native of the Gironde metropolis, Philippe Moretto studied at university in the area until his thesis in 1987 and his position as lecturer a year later. He then joined the Centre of Nuclear Studies - Bordeaux-Gradignan (CENBG), now the Physics of the Two Infinities Laboratory (LP2I).

Throughout his career, Philippe Moretto has been in charge of various university facilities and training components, both in the field of training and research.
Appointed university professor in 1997, he has been very active in teaching. He was in charge of the Master degree in physics from 2003 to 2011, and created a professional training course in nuclear instrumentation in 2009, which is now an integral part of the training programmes offered by the University of Bordeaux.

In terms of research, he set up a "physics-biology interface" research team and the AIFIRA platform in 2006, which has since been accredited by the University of Bordeaux. He was also director of the umbrella structure that brought together all the physics units of University Bordeaux I (Institute of Fundamental Physics - IPF) from 2008 to 2011. Finally, Philippe Moretto directed the CENBG from 2011 to 2017, a position he left to take up the position of Vice-President for research at the University of Bordeaux in February 2018.

In February 2022, he was appointed Science and society mission officer by President Dean Lewis.

This mission aims to improve the coordination of the numerous initiatives carried out within the university towards the public and the territories, whether science outreach initiatives, participative science, training on scientific communication issues, debates with the general public or initiatives promoting the University of Bordeaux's heritage.

Philippe Moretto, mission officer for Science and society

Key dates

1987 - Doctorate in nuclear physics / CENBG

1988 - Lecturer, University Bordeaux I

1997 - University professor - Creation of the "physics-biology interface" research team

2003-2011 - Head of the Master degree in physics, University Bordeaux I

2006 - Creation of the AIFIRA platform

2008 - Director of the Institute of Fundamental Physics (IPF), University Bordeaux I

2011-2017 - Director of CENBG

2018 - Vice-President for research, University of Bordeaux

2022 - Science and society mission officer, University of Bordeaux


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