The André Dumont Medal was created in 1949, for the 75th anniversary of the Geological Society of Belgium founded in 1874. In 1949, the original declaration by P. Macar (1906-1978) stated that the medal "will be assigned annually to a Belgian or foreign scientist who has completed a high-value research work in the field of mineral sciences". The sculptor Louis Dupont (from Liège) has created the medal design of the André Dumont Medal.
At the present time, the André Dumont Award is attributed to a scientist working outside Belgium to honour his outstanding contribution to the state of knowledge in Earth Sciences.
2020 - Markus Aretz, France, paleontologist
2019 - Bernard Bingen, Norway, Petrology
2018 - Matt Freeman, USA, vertebrate palaeobiologist
2017 - François Baudin, France, sedimentary basin
2016 - Frances Westall, France, Exobiologie
2015 - Dominique Weis, Canada, Isotope Geochemistry
2014 - Philip Gibbard, United Kingdom Quaternary Palaeoenvironments
2013 - F. Roure, France, Petroleum sedimentary basins
2012 - T. Torsvik, Norway, Paleogeography & tectonics
2011 - R. Vissers, The Netherlands, Structural geology & tectonics
2010 - A. Blieck, France, Paleontology
2009 - M. Tucker, UK, Carbonates petrology
2008 - P. Barbey, France, Petrology - granites
2007 - P. Van Cappelen, The Netherlands, Geochemistry
2006 - V. Courtillot, France, Geodynamic
2005 - Ph. Gingerich, USA, Paleontology
2004 - M. Joachimski, Germany, Geochemistry
2003 - R. Cocks, UK Paleontology, palaeogeography
2002 - J. Urai, Germany Structural geology
2001 - B. Scaillet, France Petrology
2000 - J. Beget, USA Volcanology
1999 - F. Neuweiler, Germany Sedimentology
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1997 -- --
1996 - P. Marinos, Greece Engineering geology
1995 - H.P. Banks, U.S.A. Paleontology
1994 - J. Vandenberghe, The Netherlands Physical geography
1993 - Eur.work.gr. Earth Sc.conserv. General geology
1992 - J. Touret, The Netherlands Petrology/mineralogy
1991 - R. Oliveira, Portugal Engineering geology
- The first "André Dumont Medal" was given to the laureate Prof. Giotto Daineilli of the University of Florence. He was already an honorary member of the Society since 1933 and was the author of a geological map of East Africa.
- The laureates of the first decade were: HH Read (GB), R. Kozlowski (PL), PH Kuenen (NL), GG Simpson (USA), CA Cotton (NZ), P. Pruvost (F), Br Sander. (A), A. Besairie (Madagascar), SC King (SA), and R. Krausel (D).
- For the years 1960-1969: AF Buddington (USA), P. Ramdohr (D), G. Wilson (GB), A. Guilcher (F), E. Stensiö (S), G. Kullerud (USA), G . Millot (F), BC King (GB), J. Tricart (F) and Mr & Ms. LSB Leakey (Kenya).
- For the decade 1970-1979: P. Routhier (F), J. Verhoogen (USA), JH Brunn (F), AL Washburn (USA), W. Ziegler (D), RF Leggett (CND), W. Scheyer ( D), J. Aubouin (F), G. Maarleveld (NL), H. Hollard (Mc).
For the years 1980-1989: V. Cotechia, P. Cerny, M. Winch (F), J. Dercourt, A. Bögli (CH), PJ Felder (NL), D. Richard (GB), Z. Johan ( F) PAZiegler (CH), D. Ford (CND).