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Georges Charpak

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Dates

August 1, 1924 – September 29, 2010

Authorized Form of Name

Charpak, Georges

Additional Forms of Names

Charpak, G. (Georges)

Charpak, Georges, 1924-2010

Biography

Abstract

Georges Charpak was a instrumentation physicist at École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie, Paris, France. He was awarded the 1992 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his invention and development of particle detectors, in particular the multiwire proportional chamber."

Important Dates

August 1, 1924Birth, Dąbrowica (Lublin, Poland).

1946Naturalized French citizen.

1948Obtained BSc degree in Mining, Mines ParisTech (École des Mines de Paris), Paris (France).

1948 – 1959Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris (France).

1954Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Paris (Université de Paris), Paris (France).

1959 – 1991Researcher, CERN (Centre Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), Geneva (Switzerland).

1980 – 1985Professor of Physics (1980-1984) and Joliot-Curie Professor of Physics (1984-1985), School of Advanced Studies in Physics and Chemistry (École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie), Paris (France).

1985Member, French Academy of Sciences (Académie des sciences).

1985 – 1991Participated in experiments, Fermilab, Batavia (Ill.).

1992Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics "for his invention and development of particle detectors, in particular the multiwire proportional chamber".

September 29, 2010Death, Paris (France).

Occupation

Instrumentation physicist.

Places

Birth

Dąbrowica (Lublin, Poland)

Undergraduate Education

Paris (France)

Graduate Education

Paris (France)

Employment

Paris (France)

Geneva (Switzerland)

Batavia (Ill.)

Death

Paris (France)

Subjects

Instrumentation.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Breskin, Amos

Advised by Charpak at Joseph-Fourier University (Université scientifique et médicale de Grenoble).

Joliot-Curie, Frédéric

PhD advisor at University of Paris (Université de Paris).

Colleagues

Huth, John Edward

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Additional

Broch, Henri

Garassino, René

Garwin, Richard L.

Lederman, Leon M.

Omnès, Roland

Saudinos, Dominique

Institutions

Major Positions

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)

Researcher.

Ecole supérieure de physique et de chimie (Paris, France)

Professor of Physics and Joliot-Curie Professor of Physics.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Researcher.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Académie des Sciences (France)

Member.

École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris

Obtained BSc degree in Mining (1948).

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Participated in experiments.

Université de Paris

Obtained PhD in Physics (1954).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Georges Charpak archives, 1959-2007 (bulk post-1992).

Scientific Information Service.

CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)

CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland

Subject

American Institute of Physics Physics Today division Bertram Schwarzschild Nobel Prize files, 1954-2013.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Discours prononcés lors de la cérémonie en hommage et à la mémoire de Georges Charpak, 2011 March 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Leon Lederman, 1990 May 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Probes: Upsilon Experiments FNAL-E-70, -187, -288, -494, -596, -605, -608, 1990.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Devenez sorciers, devenez savants/ Georges Charpak, Henri Broch.

Enfants, chercheurs et citoyens/ sous la direction de Georges Charpak; avec la collaboration de Léon Lederman et son équipe René Garassino ... [et al.].

La vie à fil tendu/ Georges Charpak, Dominique Saudinos.

Megawatts and megatons: a turning point in the nuclear age?/ Richard L. Garwin & Georges Charpak.

Soyez savants, devenez prophètes/ Georges Charpak, Roland Omnès.

Subject

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Georges Charpak French Physicist

Georges Charpak Nobel Prize biography.

Georges Charpak Physics Today obituary.