1983 :

French Science Academy Gegner prize



1987 :

CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique) Highest Award



1998 :

Recipient of the French Academic Palms highest order.



2001 :

Co-recipient with C. Lyneis of the Bonner Prize of the American Physical Society



2006 :

Golden citizen of the city of Grenoble





For many years, Richard did not accept any prize for his work. His only motivation was to understand and learn more about the mysteries of life, to distinguish between belief and knowledge and to find concrete solutions useful to society. Finally he was happy that thanks to these awards the work and the efforts of his colleagues have been recognized