|August 1 1924 in Dabrovica, Poland
Naturalized French citizen in 1946
|Lycée Saint Louis in Paris|
|Lycée de Montpellier|
|1945-1947||Ecole des Mines (Mining school) in Paris|
|1948||Bachelor of Science. Mining engineer.|
|1954||Ph. D. Physics. Experimental research in
Nuclear Physics at College de France
|1948-1959||Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)|
|1959-1991||Centre Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN)|
|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.|
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Georges Charpak died on 29 September 2010.
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