Louis Pasteur (1822 – 1895)
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Promotion 1843 - Sciences

The illustrious savant, administrator and director of scientific studies for the ENS was authority and discipline incarnate.

From his arrival in 1857 on, he regularly proposed reforms that he believed to be indispensable. He modernized the laboratories and created, in 1864, the Scientific Annales of the ENS, a high-level publication that ensured the ENS’s new influence at home and abroad.