Dr. Bernard Bigot Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet Available – Bernard Bigot, the ITER Organization’s Director-General since 2015, died of sickness on May 14, 2022, at the age of 72. All those who were privileged to work alongside him in the many fields where he left his mark, a very personal blend of dedication and rigour, will be very saddened by his untimely demise.
The ITER Organization, its staff and collaborators, as well as its foreign partners, express their heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
According to iter.org, Bernard Bigot held significant roles in science, higher education, and government over his long and illustrious career. He was a dedicated high-level public servant first and foremost, a chemist by training.
He was first and foremost a dedicated high-ranking government official. Mr. Bigot used his intelligence, creativity, diplomacy, and an impressive clout to help establish the École normale supérieure de Lyon in the
1980s, as well as positions at ministerial level in science, technology, research, and education for successive French governments, as France’s High Commissioner for Atomic Energy (2003-2009), and as Chairman and CEO of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (2009-2012 and 2012-2015). (a better world).