|Luc Antoine Montagnier|
Luc Montagnier, 2008
18 August 1932 |
|Known for||Discovery of HIV|
|Awards||2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|
|Institutions||Shanghai Jiao Tong University|
Luc Antoine Montagnier (born 18 August 1932 in Chabris, Indre, France) is a French virologist and joint recipient with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Harald zur Hausen of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). He currently works as a full time professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University.
In 2009 he published two controversial research studies which, if true, "would be the most significant experiments performed in the past 90 years, demanding re-evaluation of the whole conceptual framework of modern chemistry". Homeopaths claim his research as support for homeopathy, but Montagnier himself says it cannot be extended to homeopathy. Many scientists have greeted it with scorn and harsh criticism.
He received the Legion of Honour.
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- news.bbc.co.uk, Nobel prize for viral discoveries
- SJTU Appointed Luc Montagnier University Chair Professor
- Andy Coghlan, "Scorn over claim of teleported DNA", New Scientist 12 January 2011, issue 2795
- Cure Or Con? CBC Marketplace
- PZ Myers 2011. Pharyngula "It almost makes me disbelieve that HIV causes AIDS!",
- Editorial, "Why we have to teleport disbelief", New Scientist 12 January 2011, issue 2795