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Georges Charpak
BornAugust 1, 1924(1924-08-01)
Dabrovica, Poland
DiedSeptember 29, 2010
Paris, France
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Physics (1992)

Georges Charpak (August 1, 1924 – September 29, 2010) was a Polish-born French physicist of Jewish descent. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his invention and development of particle detectors, in particular the multiwire proportional chamber".[1]

Charpak was born in Dabrovica, Poland, now Ukraine. He moved to France when he was seven. During the war he was a member of the French Resistance and was imprisoned in Dachau concentration camp.

He died in Paris, France, at the age of 86.


This person won a Nobel Prize