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He was born in Paris , France , and was home-schooled to the age of 12. 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

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Theodore Harold Maiman was born in Los Angeles , California , where in his teens, he earned money for college by repairing electrical appliances and radios. [ 2 ] He attended the University of Colorado and received a B.S. in engineering physics in 1949 then went on to do graduate work at | 2010/9/28 7:45:36

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Ecole normale supérieure and the Collège de France . The project also includes the Fondation Pierre -Gilles de Gennes pour la recherche , named after the 1991 Nobel Prize laureate Pierre -Gilles de Gennes : this foundation is designed to develop links between scientists and the private

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Medal credited the summer school as responsible for his career in mathematics. Nobel laureates Pierre -Gilles de Gennes , Georges Charpak , and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji identified the school as helping with their success. [ 4 ] In 1958, NATO funded a series of advanced study centres that | 2011/9/30 10:30:51

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Nozières studied at École Normale Supérieure in Paris and conducted research at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey . He has served as a professor at the University of Paris and at the University of Grenoble . His research is currently based at the Institut Laue-Langevin in | 2010/9/26 11:48:43

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Rossi was born in Venice , Italy . After receiving the doctorate degree from the University of Bologna , he began his career in 1928 as assistant at the Physics Institute of the University of Florence where he made his first discoveries regarding the nature of cosmic rays. In 1932 he was called

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His service to science included membership on the General Advisory Committee to the Atomic Energy Commission during Lyndon Johnson’s presidency, on President Nixon’s Science Advisory Committee , and on the Space Science and Governing boards of the National Academy of Sciences. Friedman

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/ Bruno Rossi / Riccardo Giacconi (1987)  · Roger Penrose & Stephen Hawking (1988)  · Pierre -Gilles de Gennes & David J. Thouless (1990)  · Maurice Goldhaber & Valentine Telegdi (1991)  · Joseph H. Taylor, Jr. (1992)  · Benoît Mandelbrot (1993)  · Vitaly Ginzburg

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Mandelbrot was born in Warsaw in a Jewish family from Lithuania . Anticipating the threat posed by Nazi Germany , the family fled from Poland to France in 1936 when he was 11. He remained in France through the war to near the end of his college studies. He was born into a family with a strong