History of science played a very important role for me. Before I knew well how to do an experiment, I knew why Joliot has missed the neutron, why his wife missed the fission, why they succeeded in having artificial radioactivity, and even why they almost missed the other things, by doing very nice experiments, but didn’t come to the conclusion. That is science. Science is doubt, is research. It is not something which is – and that is the danger of teaching which is too academic and which the people explain you it is like the logic thing that comes out of the computer, which is not true. You have intuition, you have passion.
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|Birth:||1st August, 1924|
|Death:||29th September, 2010|
Georges Charpak was born in Dąbrowica, Poland. He was a Polish-born French physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1992. Charpak's family moved from Poland to Paris when he was seven years old. He graduated in 1948, earning the French degree of Civil Engineer of Mines. He received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from the Collège de France in 1954. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1992 "for his invention and development of particle detectors, in particular the multiwire proportional chamber".
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