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Dan Shechtman
דן שכטמן
Dan Shechtman, Nobel Prize 2011 press conference.
Born (1941-01-24) 24 January 1941 (age 80)
Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine
(now Israel)
FieldsMaterials science
InstitutionsWright-Patterson Air Force Base
Johns Hopkins University
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Iowa State University
Alma materTechnion
Known forQuasicrystals
Notable awardsIsrael Prize (1998)
Wolf Prize in Physics (1999)
Gregori Aminoff Prize (2000)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2011)
This person won a Nobel Prize
Dan Shechtman (Hebrew: דן שכטמן‎‎; born January 24, 1941)[1] is an Israeli chemist. He is the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

On April 8, 1982, while on sabbatical at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., Shechtman discovered the icosahedral phase, which opened the new field of quasiperiodic crystals.[2]

Shechtman was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of quasicrystals, making him one of six Israelis who have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.[3][4][5][6]