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Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Professeur Honoris Causa HEC Paris
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Professeur Honoris Causa HEC Paris
Published: 2012/11/22
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Invité Pierre Gilles De Gennes
Invité Pierre Gilles De Gennes
Published: 2012/07/09
Channel: Ina Sciences
interview with pierre gilles de gennes
interview with pierre gilles de gennes
Published: 2007/10/24
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Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (collection « la Mémoire du Collège de France »)
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (collection « la Mémoire du Collège de France »)
Published: 2010/06/03
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Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Simplifier le complexe
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Simplifier le complexe
Published: 2015/10/26
Channel: La Lucarne et la Nuit
Univers des Sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 4 (1/2)
Univers des Sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 4 (1/2)
Published: 2011/08/06
Channel: cheminde1
Clip Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes ► HORA Production
Clip Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes ► HORA Production
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: Tony Bonniot
La microfluidique : une plomberie à l’échelle d’une puce
La microfluidique : une plomberie à l’échelle d’une puce
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: GroupeTraces
Soirée Principe de précaution à l
Soirée Principe de précaution à l'Espace Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Published: 2014/07/29
Channel: GroupeTraces
Intervista a Matteo Merzagora (Espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes)
Intervista a Matteo Merzagora (Espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes)
Published: 2017/06/07
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Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes-ENCPB
Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes-ENCPB
Published: 2012/09/27
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Lycée Pierre Gilles De Gennes   Sortie rentrée 2014
Lycée Pierre Gilles De Gennes Sortie rentrée 2014
Published: 2015/02/01
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Benoit Ladoux - 2014 Pierre-Gilles De Gennes price winner
Benoit Ladoux - 2014 Pierre-Gilles De Gennes price winner
Published: 2014/07/20
Channel: From Solid State To BioPhysics
Univers de Sciences -Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 1 (2/2)
Univers de Sciences -Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 1 (2/2)
Published: 2011/08/05
Channel: cheminde1
Univers de sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 2 (1/2)
Univers de sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 2 (1/2)
Published: 2011/08/06
Channel: cheminde1
Univers des sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES
Univers des sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES
Published: 2011/08/05
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Univers des Sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 3 (1/3)
Univers des Sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 3 (1/3)
Published: 2011/08/06
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Download P G De Gennes
Download P G De Gennes' Impact in Science Soft Matter and Biophysics Directions in Condensed Matter
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Halit
Résidence étudiante STUDEFI Pierre-Gilles de Gennes à Orsay
Résidence étudiante STUDEFI Pierre-Gilles de Gennes à Orsay
Published: 2015/05/28
Channel: studefi
college pierre gilles de gennes
college pierre gilles de gennes
Published: 2012/09/18
Channel: François Dispaux
Un sac et plus...
Un sac et plus...
Published: 2015/03/26
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Microfluidique, explication...
Microfluidique, explication...
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: IPGGParis
Lycée Pierre Gilles de Gennes-France 3-Avril 2014
Lycée Pierre Gilles de Gennes-France 3-Avril 2014
Published: 2014/04/15
Channel: François GUILLEMIN
Univers des Sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 3 (2/2)
Univers des Sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 3 (2/2)
Published: 2011/08/06
Channel: cheminde1
Espace des Sciences Pierre Gilles de Gennes - Francia
Espace des Sciences Pierre Gilles de Gennes - Francia
Published: 2015/07/17
Channel: FondazionePOST
La physique du football - 1ere partie
La physique du football - 1ere partie
Published: 2014/05/20
Channel: GroupeTraces
Rencontre avec Bill Holden pour l
Rencontre avec Bill Holden pour l'exposition Bricola-si-do à l'Espace Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Published: 2013/01/22
Channel: GroupeTraces
Espace Des Science Pierre Gilles de Gennes - Francia
Espace Des Science Pierre Gilles de Gennes - Francia
Published: 2015/07/17
Channel: FondazionePOST
physics experiment with sand, glass and stick
physics experiment with sand, glass and stick
Published: 2012/04/26
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P G De Gennes Impact in Science Soft Matter and Biophysics Directions in Condensed Matter Physics jp
P G De Gennes Impact in Science Soft Matter and Biophysics Directions in Condensed Matter Physics jp
Published: 2016/07/12
Channel: Jacey. E
Location logement étudiant - Villejuif - Univercity Villejuif Pierre Gilles de Gennes
Location logement étudiant - Villejuif - Univercity Villejuif Pierre Gilles de Gennes
Published: 2017/01/25
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L'Orchestre de Cannes Paca dans les lycées
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: Orchestre de Cannes Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
Ksos
Ksos
Published: 2015/03/19
Channel: Jean-Luc Petelot
ASCB Celldance 2016: “The Big Squeeze: What Dendritic Cells Do to Fight Infection”
ASCB Celldance 2016: “The Big Squeeze: What Dendritic Cells Do to Fight Infection”
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: The Scientist
Les lycéens de Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire fabriquent une émission radio
Les lycéens de Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire fabriquent une émission radio
Published: 2016/07/04
Channel: Avallon Vision
À la surface des liquides
À la surface des liquides
Published: 2016/12/06
Channel: Le projet Lutétium
De Gennes Prize Top # 6 Facts
De Gennes Prize Top # 6 Facts
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: Abhishek Sawant
Jouons avec la physique
Jouons avec la physique
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: GroupeTraces
P G  de Gennes Impact on Science   Volume I  II Series on Directions in Condensed Matter Physics Har
P G de Gennes Impact on Science Volume I II Series on Directions in Condensed Matter Physics Har
Published: 2016/08/29
Channel: Beecher
(EDUCATION) AP culturel - Lycée P.G de Gennes
(EDUCATION) AP culturel - Lycée P.G de Gennes
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: FOL04TV
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Download P G De Gennes Impact in Science Soft Matter and Biophysics Directions in Condensed Matter P
Published: 2017/01/10
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SHR
SHR
Published: 2016/12/15
Channel: Joel De Coninck
Film, bulles et mousses de savon
Film, bulles et mousses de savon
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: GroupeTraces
(EDUCATION) AP culturel - Ecole des Sièyes
(EDUCATION) AP culturel - Ecole des Sièyes
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: FOL04TV
Bogoliubov de Gennes Method and Its Applications Lecture Notes in Physics jpg Pdf
Bogoliubov de Gennes Method and Its Applications Lecture Notes in Physics jpg Pdf
Published: 2016/07/12
Channel: R. Axelle
Auchan fait son chaud
Auchan fait son chaud
Published: 2015/12/17
Channel: Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Cosne
P G De Gennes
P G De Gennes' Impact in Science Soft Matter and Biophysics Directions in Condensed Matter Physics S
Published: 2017/02/09
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P G De Gennes
P G De Gennes' Impact in Science Soft Matter and Biophysics Directions in Condensed Matter Physics S
Published: 2017/03/26
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P G De Gennes Impact in Science Soft Matter and Biophysics Directions in Condensed Matter Physics Se
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: Regan
La culture scientifique : entre production et partage des connaissances
La culture scientifique : entre production et partage des connaissances
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: Bibliothèque publique d'information
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Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
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Born (1932-10-24)October 24, 1932
Paris, France
Died May 18, 2007(2007-05-18) (aged 74)
Orsay, France
Nationality French
Fields Physics
Institutions
Alma mater École Normale Supérieure
University of Paris
Notable awards

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (French: [ʒɛn]; October 24, 1932 – May 18, 2007) was a French physicist and the Nobel Prize laureate in physics in 1991.[2][3][4][5][6]

Education and early life[edit]

He was born in Paris, France, and was home-schooled to the age of 12. By the age of 13, he had adopted adult reading habits and was visiting museums.[7] Later, de Gennes studied at the École Normale Supérieure. After leaving the École in 1955, he became a research engineer at the Saclay center of the Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, working mainly on neutron scattering and magnetism, with advice from A. Abragam and Jacques Friedel. He defended his Ph.D. in 1957 at the University of Paris.[8][9]

Career and research[edit]

In 1959, he was a postdoctoral research visitor with Charles Kittel at the University of California, Berkeley, and then spent 27 months in the French Navy. In 1961, he was assistant professor in Orsay and soon started the Orsay group on superconductors. In 1968, he switched to studying liquid crystals.

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. From 1980 on, he became interested in interfacial problems: the dynamics of wetting and adhesion.

More recently,[when?] he worked on granular materials and on the nature of memory objects in the brain.

Awards and honours[edit]

He was awarded the Harvey Prize, Lorentz Medal and Wolf Prize in 1988 and 1990. In 1991, he received the Nobel Prize in physics. He was then director of the École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI), a post he held from 1976 until his retirement in 2002.

P.G. de Gennes has also received the F.A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research of the American Chemical Society in 1997, the Holweck Prize from the joint French and British Physical Society; the Ampere Prize, French Academy of Science; the gold medal from the French CNRS; the Matteuci Medal, Italian Academy; the Harvey Prize, Israel; and polymer awards from both APS and ACS.

He was awarded the above-mentioned Nobel Prize for discovering that "methods developed for studying order phenomena in simple systems can be generalized to more complex forms of matter, in particular to liquid crystals and polymers".

The Royal Society of Chemistry awards the De Gennes Prize biennially, in his honour.[10] He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 1984.[1] He was awarded A. Cemal Eringen Medal in 1998.

Personal life[edit]

In 2003 he was one of 22 Nobel Laureates who signed the Humanist Manifesto.[11]

On 22 May 2007, his death was made public as official messages and tributes poured in.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fellowship of the Royal Society 1660-2015". London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2015-07-15. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Biography and Nobel lecture on Nobel Prize page
  4. ^ An Obituary of Gennes in the Hindu.com
  5. ^ Ajdari, Armand (July 2007). "Physics. Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932-2007)". Science. 317 (5837): 466. PMID 17656713. doi:10.1126/science.1146688. 
  6. ^ David Dunmur & Tim Sluckin (2011) Soap, Science, and Flat-screen TVs: a history of liquid crystals, pp 183–8, Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-954940-5 .
  7. ^ a b Plévert, Laurence (2011). "Pierre-Gilles de Gennes: A Life in Science". World Scientific Publishing. ISBN 978-981-4355-25-4. doi:10.1142/8182. 
  8. ^ Selected bibliography on the College de France website
  9. ^ Nature des Objets de mémoire : le cas de l’olfaction conférence novembre 2006.(in French)
  10. ^ "de Gennes Prize". Royal Society of Chemistry. 
  11. ^ "Notable Signers". Humanism and Its Aspirations. American Humanist Association. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 

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