Professor Emeritus at ENS de Lyon.
Knight in the French National Order of Merit in 2012.
Junior member of the Institut universitaire de France in 2010.
CNRS Director of research in mathematics at ENS de Lyon and perpetual secretary of the Academy of Sciences, Etienne Ghys was appointed on 10 January 2018 to the Scientific Council of the French National Education.
Janne Blichert-Toft was awarded, in 2018, with the Murchison medal by The Geological Society of London.