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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
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interview with pierre gilles de gennes
Published: 2007/10/24
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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
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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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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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Clip Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes ► HORA Production
Clip Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes ► HORA Production
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: Tony Bonniot
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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Univers des sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES
Univers des sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES
Published: 2011/08/05
Channel: cheminde1
Univers de Sciences -Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 1 (2/2)
Univers de Sciences -Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 1 (2/2)
Published: 2011/08/05
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college pierre gilles de gennes
Published: 2012/09/18
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Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes-ENCPB
Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes-ENCPB
Published: 2012/09/27
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Comparing Oseen Frank and Landau de Gennes theory
Comparing Oseen Frank and Landau de Gennes theory
Published: 2013/02/28
Channel: Alexander Raisch
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 3 (2/2)
Univers des Sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 3 (2/2)
Published: 2011/08/06
Channel: cheminde1
Lycée Pierre-Gilles De Gennes - Sortie rentrée 2014
Lycée Pierre-Gilles De Gennes - Sortie rentrée 2014
Published: 2014/10/05
Channel: Renaud Capel
Univers des Sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 3 (1/3)
Univers des Sciences-Pierre-Gilles DE GENNES 3 (1/3)
Published: 2011/08/06
Channel: cheminde1
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
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Speech | Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Sydney Leach
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Speech | Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Sydney Leach
Published: 2017/01/21
Channel: Emile Rust
Espace Des Science Pierre Gilles de Gennes - Francia
Espace Des Science Pierre Gilles de Gennes - Francia
Published: 2015/07/17
Channel: FondazionePOST
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes - Livre Audio
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes - Livre Audio
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: Adolph Bloom
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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L'Orchestre de Cannes Paca dans les lycées
Published: 2016/12/05
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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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Soirée Principe de précaution à l
Soirée Principe de précaution à l'Espace Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Published: 2014/07/29
Channel: GroupeTraces
La physique du football - 1ere partie
La physique du football - 1ere partie
Published: 2014/05/20
Channel: GroupeTraces
Microfluidique, explication...
Microfluidique, explication...
Published: 2016/02/04
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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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De Gennes Prize Top # 6 Facts
De Gennes Prize Top # 6 Facts
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: Abhishek Sawant
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
Un sac et plus...
Un sac et plus...
Published: 2015/03/26
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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
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Championnat de France des élèves conducteur routier
Championnat de France des élèves conducteur routier
Published: 2014/06/13
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Aventures microfluidiques #2 : Créer un monde micrométrique
Aventures microfluidiques #2 : Créer un monde micrométrique
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: Le projet Lutétium
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
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Ksos
Published: 2015/03/19
Channel: Jean-Luc Petelot
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
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
Jouons avec la physique
Jouons avec la physique
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: GroupeTraces
(EDUCATION) AP culturel - Lycée P.G de Gennes
(EDUCATION) AP culturel - Lycée P.G de Gennes
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: TEMA TV
QUAND L AUTONNE EN FORET REVIENT
QUAND L AUTONNE EN FORET REVIENT
Published: 2017/09/27
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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
Published: 2016/10/21
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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
Published: 2017/07/25
Channel: GroupeTraces
Projet lycée de Gennes avril 2013
Projet lycée de Gennes avril 2013
Published: 2013/04/19
Channel: Quentin GEOFFROY
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La révolution numérique et les métiers d'ingénieurs du numérique - Yves Poilane, Pasc@line
Published: 2017/01/23
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Microfluidics Adventures #2: How to build a miniature world
Microfluidics Adventures #2: How to build a miniature world
Published: 2017/05/30
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ECOLE P G G UN HOMME bis
Published: 2017/09/05
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Download P G de Gennes Impact on Science Volume I II Series on Directions in Condensed Matter Ph
Published: 2017/01/10
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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
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. 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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