Albert Fert

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Albert Fert

Albert Fert (French: [albɛʁ fɛʁ]; born 7 March 1938) is a French physicist and one of the discoverers of giant magnetoresistance which brought about a breakthrough in gigabyte hard disks. Currently, he is an emeritus professor at Paris-Saclay University in Orsay and scientific director of a joint laboratory (Unité mixte de recherche) between the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (National Scientific Research Centre) and Thales Group. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Fert has received more than 123,618 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 138th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Albert Fert ranks 137 out of 659Before him are Ben Roy Mottelson, Joseph Henry, Willard Boyle, Paul Langevin, Frits Zernike, and Roger Penrose. After him are Emilio Segrè, Felix Bloch, Hannes Alfvén, Hideki Yukawa, Georges Charpak, and Donald A. Glaser.

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Among people born in 1938, Albert Fert ranks 26Before him are Bernie Madoff, Vladimir Vysotsky, Leonid Kuchma, Giuliano Gemma, Heinz Fischer, and Liv Ullmann. After him are Mireille Darc, Natalie Wood, Rod Laver, Donald Knuth, Bounnhang Vorachith, and Giorgetto Giugiaro.

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In France

Among people born in France, Albert Fert ranks 556 out of 4,109Before him are Hilary of Poitiers (315), Éric Rohmer (1920), Carloman I (751), Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy (1383), Annie Girardot (1931), and Louis, Prince of Condé (1530). After him are Hugues de Payens (1074), Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728), Marie of Anjou (1404), Paul Barras (1755), Mireille Darc (1938), and Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (1464).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Albert Fert ranks 17Before him are Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), François Arago (1786), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), Alfred Kastler (1902), Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), and Paul Langevin (1872). After him are Hans Bethe (1906), Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Louis Néel (1904), Edme Mariotte (1620), Jacques Charles (1763), and Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932).

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