|Died||23 December 2000 99) (aged|
|Alma mater||École Polytechnique|
|Known for||Member of the Académie française|
Leprince-Ringuet advocated strongly for the creation of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and remained its indefatigable supporter. He was vice chair (1956–69) and chair (1964–66) of CERN’s scientific policy committee.