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The Nobel Prize in Physics 1992
Georges Charpak

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Georges Charpak - Biographical

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Born  
  August 1 1924 in Dabrovica, Poland
Naturalized French citizen in 1946
   
Studies  
  Lycée Saint Louis in Paris
  Lycée de Montpellier
1945-1947 Ecole des Mines (Mining school) in Paris
   
Degrees  
1948 Bachelor of Science. Mining engineer.
1954 Ph. D. Physics. Experimental research in
Nuclear Physics at College de France
   
Positions  
1948-1959 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
1959-1991 Centre Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN)
   
Research  
1960 Participated in the first exact measurement of the magnetic momentum of the muon
1961-1967 Development of various types of nonphotographic scintillation chambers
1962-1967 Nuclear structure studied by reactions (p+2p)
1968 Introduction of proportional multiwire chambers
1974 Introduction of spherical drift chambers for studies of proteins by X-ray diffraction (Orsay)
1979-1989 Introduction of multistage avalanche chambers and application of photon counters for the imaging ionizing radiations
1985-1991 Participated in experiments at Fermilab (USA). Introduction of chambers based on luminescent avalanches. Development of instrumentation for biological research using b-ray imaging (Centre Médical Universitaire de Genève.

 

From Les Prix Nobel. The Nobel Prizes 1992, Editor Tore Frängsmyr, [Nobel Foundation], Stockholm, 1993

This CV was written at the time of the award and later published in the book series Les Prix Nobel/Nobel Lectures. The information is sometimes updated with an addendum submitted by the Laureate. To cite this document, always state the source as shown above.

 

Georges Charpak died on 29 September 2010.

 

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