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Albert Fert

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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, 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, and adjunct professor at Michigan State University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Fert has received more than 168,746 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia. Albert Fert is the 136th most popular physicist (down from 130th in 2019), the 637th most popular biography from France (up from 649th in 2019) and the 17th most popular French Physicist.

Albert Fert is most famous for his work in the field of solid state physics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2007 for his work on the physical properties of materials.

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Among physicists, Albert Fert ranks 136 out of 717Before him are Hans Georg Dehmelt, Maurice Wilkins, Ernest Lawrence, Igor Tamm, Josiah Willard Gibbs, and Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron. After him are François Englert, Jean-Baptiste Biot, Jacques Charles, Frits Zernike, Hideki Yukawa, and Robert Coleman Richardson.

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Among people born in 1938, Albert Fert ranks 32Before him are Mireille Darc, Klaus Schwab, Vladimir Vysotsky, Bernie Madoff, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Liv Ullmann. After him are Abulfaz Elchibey, Heinz Fischer, Jean Giraud, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Fuad Masum, and Donald Knuth.

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In France

Among people born in France, Albert Fert ranks 637 out of 6,011Before him are Maurice Béjart (1927), Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Marie-Antoine Carême (1784), Suzanne Valadon (1865), Élisabeth of France (1764), and Jean Parisot de Valette (1494). After him are Alfred Jarry (1873), Alain Resnais (1922), Daniel Auber (1782), Paul Broca (1824), Siméon Denis Poisson (1781), and Éliphas Lévi (1810).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Albert Fert ranks 17Before him are Paul Langevin (1872), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), Alfred Kastler (1902), Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), François Arago (1786), and Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799). After him are Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), Jacques Charles (1763), Hans Bethe (1906), Edme Mariotte (1620), Louis Néel (1904), and Claude-Louis Navier (1785).