Georges Charpak (1924 – 2010)

Nobel laureate and experimental high-energy physics pioneer, Georges Charpak, passed away on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010.

Credit: The Nobel Foundation

Fermilab Director, Pier Oddone:

It would be hard to find an experimentalist today who has not used one of Charpak’s inventions.

French President, Nicolas Sarkozy:

[Charpak was a] great humanitarian whose life and commitment are an example for the nation and its youth.

In 1992, Georges Charpak received the Nobel Prize in Physics alone for the “invention and development of particle detectors, in particular the multi-wire proportional chamber (or wire chamber)“.

See his obituary in Fermilab Today.

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