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Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

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Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
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Born(1932-10-24)24 October 1932
Died18 May 2007(2007-05-18) (aged 74)
NationalityFrench
Alma materÉcole Normale Supérieure
Paris-Saclay University
Known forSoft matter
Polymer physics
Reptation
Liquid crystalline elastomer
Children7, including Claire Wyart
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics
Institutions

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (French: [ʒɛn]; 24 October 1932 – 18 May 2007) was a French physicist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1991.[1][2][3]

In 1971, he became professor at the Collège de France, and participated in STRASACOL (a joint action of Strasbourg, Saclay and Collège de France) on polymer physics.

His works focused on granular materials and the memory of the brain.

References[change | change source]

  1. Joanny, Jean-François; Pincus, Philip A. (August 2007). "Obituary: Pierre-Gilles de Gennes". Physics Today. 60 (8): 71–72. Bibcode:2007PhT....60h..71J. doi:10.1063/1.2774111.
  2. An Obituary of Gennes in the Hindu.com
  3. Ajdari, Armand (July 2007). "Physics. Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932-2007)". Science. 317 (5837): 466. doi:10.1126/science.1146688. PMID 17656713. S2CID 118920054.