He is a French physicist and the member of European Physical society and the American Physical Society. He received the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics for the study of the particle of light, the photon. He is a Professor and holds the Chair of Quantum Physics at the Collège de France, since 2001. He received his doctoral thesis in physics from the University of Paris VI. He is the son of Valentine Haroche, a teacher and Albert Haroche, a lawyer.
Talking about his personal life, till the date he has been married only once. He is a happily married man. He has fathered two children: son, aged 43 and a daughter, aged 40. His pictures can and other facts can easily be viewed on the internet. He hasn't faced any controversy regarding his personal and professional life yet, as he has managed to keep his good image in front of public.