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Dan Shechtman

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Dan Shechtman
דן שכטמן
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Dan Shechtman, Nobel Prize 2011 press conference.
Born (1941-01-24) 24 January 1941 (age 79)
Alma materTechnion
Known forQuasicrystals
Spouse(s)Tzipora Shechtman
AwardsIsrael Prize (1998)
Wolf Prize in Physics (1999)
Gregori Aminoff Prize (2000)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2011)
Scientific career
FieldsMaterials science
InstitutionsWright-Patterson Air Force Base
Johns Hopkins University
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Iowa State University
Technion

Dan Shechtman (Hebrew: דן שכטמן; born January 24, 1941)[1] is an Israeli chemist. He is the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

On April 8, 1982, while on sabbatical at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., Shechtman discovered the icosahedral phase, which opened the new field of quasiperiodic crystals.[2]

Shechtman was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of quasicrystals, making him one of six Israelis who have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.[3][4][5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Dan Shechtman Archived 2011-11-10 at the Wayback Machine. (PDF). Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  2. "Israeli Wins Chemistry Nobel For Quasicrystals". npr.org. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
  3. Iowa State, Ames Laboratory, Technion Scientist Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Newswise.com (2011-10-05). Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  4. Tiny Israel a Nobel heavyweight, especially in chemistry
  5. Israel’s Shechtman vindicated with Nobel for chemistry AFP (in Al Arabiya News) Thursday, 06 October 2011
  6. Fiske, Gavriel (2013-10-09). "Tiny Israel a Nobel heavyweight, especially in chemistry". Timesofisrael.com. Retrieved 2013-10-13.