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Published as Subject

A. Fert

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Dates

March 7, 1938 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Fert, A.

Additional Forms of Names

Fert, Albert

Fert, Albert, 1938-

Biography

Abstract

Albert Fert is a condensed matter physicist at Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France. He was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics with Peter Grünberg "for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance."

Important Dates

March 7, 1938Birth, Carcassonne (France).

1963Obtained Masters and ScD in Physics, ENS Paris (Ecole Normale Supérieure), Paris (France).

1970Obtained PhD in Physical Science, University of Paris-Sud (Université Paris-Sud), Orsay (France).

1970 – 1995Research Director, Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory, University of Paris-Sud (Université Paris-Sud), Orsay (France).

1976 – presentProfessor and Emeritus Professor, University of Paris-Sud (Université Paris-Sud), Orsay (France).

1994Awarded the International Prize for New Materials, American Physical Society.

1994Awarded the Grand Prix de physique Jean Ricard, French Physical Society (Société française de physique).

1994Awarded the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Magnetism Award.

1995 – 2007Director, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales Laboratory, Palaiseau (France).

1997Awarded the Hewlett-Packard Physics Award.

2004Member, French Academy of Sciences (Académie des Sciences), Paris (France).

2007Awarded Japan Prize.

2007Awarded the Wolf Prize in Physics.

2007Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics with Peter Grünberg "for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance".

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Carcassonne (France)

Undergraduate Education

Paris (France)

Graduate Education

Orsay (France)

Employment

Orsay (France)

Palaiseau (France)

Paris (France)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Electric conductivity.

Electronics.

Magnetic fields.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Grünberg, Peter, 1939-

Shared the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance."

Additional

Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-1996

Institutions

Major Positions

Unité mixte de physique CNRS/Thales

Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Académie des Sciences (France)

Member.

American Physical Society

Awarded the 1994 International Prize for New Materials with Peter Grünberg.

École normale supérieure (France)

Obtained Masters and ScD in Physics (1963).

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

Awarded 1994 Magnetism Award.

Société française de physique

Awarded the 1994 Grand Prix de physique Jean Ricard.

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

Albert Fert Nobel Prize biography.

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Albert Fert.