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Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Professeur Honoris Causa HEC Paris
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Invité Pierre Gilles De Gennes
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interview with pierre gilles de gennes
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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 »)
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Univers des Sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 4 (1/2)
Univers des Sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 4 (1/2)
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Univers des sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES
Univers des sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES
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Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes-ENCPB
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Pierre & Gilles, love story1
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Univers de Sciences -Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 1 (2/2)
Univers de Sciences -Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 1 (2/2)
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Espace Des Science Pierre Gilles de Gennes - Francia
Espace Des Science Pierre Gilles de Gennes - Francia
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Les cristaux liquides : quand l’ordre et le désordre se rencontrent
Les cristaux liquides : quand l’ordre et le désordre se rencontrent
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Rencontre avec Bill Holden pour l'exposition Bricola-si-do à l'Espace Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
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Clip Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes ► HORA Production
Clip Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes ► HORA Production
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P G De Gennes Impact in Science Condensed Matter and Liquid Crystals Series on Directions in Condens
P G De Gennes Impact in Science Condensed Matter and Liquid Crystals Series on Directions in Condens
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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
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Lycée Pierre-Gilles De Gennes - Sortie rentrée 2014
Lycée Pierre-Gilles De Gennes - Sortie rentrée 2014
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Lycée Pierre Gilles de Gennes-France 3-Avril 2014
Lycée Pierre Gilles de Gennes-France 3-Avril 2014
Published: 2014/04/15
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Résidence étudiante STUDEFI Pierre-Gilles de Gennes à Orsay
Résidence étudiante STUDEFI Pierre-Gilles de Gennes à Orsay
Published: 2015/05/28
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Univers de sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 2 (1/2)
Univers de sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 2 (1/2)
Published: 2011/08/06
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Comparing Oseen Frank and Landau de Gennes theory
Comparing Oseen Frank and Landau de Gennes theory
Published: 2013/02/28
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college pierre gilles de gennes
Published: 2012/09/18
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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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Espace des Sciences Pierre Gilles de Gennes - Francia
Espace des Sciences Pierre Gilles de Gennes - Francia
Published: 2015/07/17
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Location logement étudiant - Epinay-sur-Seine - Résidence Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Location logement étudiant - Epinay-sur-Seine - Résidence Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Published: 2017/09/18
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Urgence
Published: 2017/01/19
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Projet lycée de Gennes avril 2013
Projet lycée de Gennes avril 2013
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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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Microfluidique, explication...
Microfluidique, explication...
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Univers des Sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 3 (2/2)
Univers des Sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 3 (2/2)
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(EDUCATION) AP culturel - Lycée P.G de Gennes
Published: 2017/06/20
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Pierre Gilles Chaussonet
Pierre Gilles Chaussonet
Published: 2011/11/17
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De Gennes Prize Top # 6 Facts
De Gennes Prize Top # 6 Facts
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P G de Gennes Impact on Science Volume I II Series on Directions in Condensed Matter Physics Har
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La physique du football - 1ere partie
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Championnat de France des élèves conducteur routier
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Jouons avec la physique
Published: 2017/05/11
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Aventures microfluidiques #3 : Les puces microfluidiques
Published: 2017/11/29
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Film, bulles et mousses de savon
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[COURT METRAGE] Victoire Mortelle
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Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Pierre-Gilles crop.jpg
Born (1932-10-24)October 24, 1932
Paris, France
Died May 18, 2007(2007-05-18) (aged 74)
Orsay, France
Nationality French
Alma mater École Normale Supérieure
University of Paris
Awards
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions

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]

On nuclear fusion he was quoted as saying, "We say that we will put the sun into a box. The idea is pretty. The problem is, we don't know how to make the box."

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. doi:10.1126/science.1146688. PMID 17656713. 
  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. doi:10.1142/8182. ISBN 978-981-4355-25-4. 
  8. ^ Selected bibliography on the College de France website Archived 2010-12-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  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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