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Hubert Reeves (born July 13, 1932 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian astrophysicist and popularizer of science. He has been a Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique since 1965 and currently lives in France where he often speaks on television promoting science. July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower White garden lily Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183... Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-57 // Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of the universe, including the physical properties (luminosity, density, temperature and chemical composition) of astronomical objects such as stars, galaxies, and the interstellar medium, as well as their interactions. ... For mathematical sciences, see mathematics. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


Reeves obtained a BSc in physics from the Université de Montréal in 1953, an MSc at McGill University in 1955 (with a thesis entitled "Formation of Positronium in Hydrogen and Helium" and then a PhD at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) in 1960. His PhD thesis was "Thermonuclear Reaction Involving Medium Light Nuclei". From 1960 to 1964, he taught physics at the 'Université de Montréal and worked as an adviser to NASA. Physics (from the Greek, φυσικός (physikos), natural, and φύσις (physis), nature) is the science of the natural world, which deals with the fundamental constituents of the universe, the forces they exert on one another, and the results of these forces. ... The Université de Montréal (UdeM) (University of Montreal) is one of four universities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... McGill University is a publicly funded, research-intensive, non-denominational, co-educational university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Positronium is a quasi-stable system consisting of a positron and its anti-particle, an electron, bound together into an exotic atom. ... General Name, Symbol, Number hydrogen, H, 1 Chemical series nonmetals Group, Period, Block 1, 1, s Appearance colorless Atomic mass 1. ... General Name, Symbol, Number helium, He, 2 Chemical series noble gases Group, Period, Block 18, 1, s Appearance colorless Atomic mass 4. ... This is about the university. ... The City of Ithaca (named for the Greek island of Ithaca in Homers Odyssey) sits on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in Central New York State. ... Physics (from the Greek, φυσικός (physikos), natural, and φύσις (physis), nature) is the science of the natural world, which deals with the fundamental constituents of the universe, the forces they exert on one another, and the results of these forces. ... NASA Logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ...


Honours and recognition

In 1991 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 2003. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, Desiring a better country. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Asteroid 9631 Hubertreeves is named after Reeves: see Meanings of asteroid names (9501-10000). This is a list of the sources of asteroid names. ...


Selected publications

  • Reeves, Hubert (1998). Origins: Speculations on the Cosmos, Earth and Mankind, 1st English-language ed, 192pp, London: Arcade Publishing. ISBN 1-559-70408-X.
  • Reeves, Hubert (July 1971). Nuclear Reactions in Stellar Surfaces and Their Relations with Stellar Evolution, 88pp, London: Gordon and Breach. ISBN 0-677-02960-8.
  • Reeves, Hubert (1968). Stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis. New York: Gordon and Breach. ISBN 0-677-30150-2.
  • Reeves, Hubert (1981). Patience dans l'azur : l'évolution cosmique, 282, Paris: Seuil. ISBN 202010170X.
  • Reeves, Hubert (1986). L'heure de s'enivrer : l'univers a-t-il un sens?. ISBN 202014400X.
  • Reeves, Hubert (1994). Dernières nouvelles du cosmos. ISBN 2020228319.
  • Reeves, Hubert; Lenoir, Frédéric (2003). Mal de Terre, 272, Paris: Points. ISBN 2020790645.
  • Reeves, Hubert (2005). Chroniques du ciel et de la vie. ISBN 2020800306.

External links

  • Official site (in French)
  • Biography in English

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The Canadian Encyclopedia (922 words)
The renowned Canadian astrophysicist Hubert Reeves, described recently by an admirer as a “5 foot four inch intellectual giant” and ”the world’s leading expert on the big bang theory” has devoted his life to uncovering the history of the universe and to sharing his knowledge with people around the world.
Reeves was an apprentice at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.
Reeves often compares his work to that of an historian, and even in his most accessible books the story of cosmic evolution that he recounts inspires not only awe but difficult questions about the past and future of humanity.
Hubert Reeves - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (234 words)
Hubert Reeves (born July 13, 1932 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian astrophysicist and popularizer of science.
Reeves obtained a BSc in physics from the Université de Montréal in 1953, an MSc at McGill University in 1955 (with a thesis entitled "Formation of Positronium in Hydrogen and Helium" and then a PhD at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) in 1960.
Asteroid 9631 Hubertreeves is named after Reeves: see Meanings of asteroid names (9501-10000).
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