Albert Fert

1938 - Today

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Albert Fert (French: [albɛʁ fɛʁ]; born 7 March 1938, Carcassonne, France) 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 137,340 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Albert Fert is the 130th most popular physicist (up from 137th in 2019), the 650th most popular biography from France (down from 555th in 2019) and the 15th 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 130 out of 721Before him are George Paget Thomson, Edward Victor Appleton, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Gustaf Dalén, Percy Williams Bridgman, and Leo Szilard. After him are Peter Grünberg, Hans Geiger, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Paul Langevin, Laura Bassi, and Alfred Kastler.

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Among people born in 1938, Albert Fert ranks 27Before him are Paul Verhoeven, Liv Ullmann, Natalie Wood, Giuliano Gemma, Mireille Darc, and Leonid Kuchma. After him are Kenny Rogers, Otto Rehhagel, Bounnhang Vorachith, Heinz Fischer, Donald Knuth, and Giorgetto Giugiaro.

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In France

Among people born in France, Albert Fert ranks 650 out of 5,234Before him are Marin Marais (1656), Oenomaus (-105), Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805), Paul Doumer (1857), Paul Broca (1824), and Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786). After him are Hilary of Poitiers (315), Isabelle Adjani (1955), Édouard Lalo (1823), Marie-Antoine Carême (1784), Adelbert von Chamisso (1781), and Jacques Monod (1910).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Albert Fert ranks 15Before him are Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), and François Arago (1786). After him are Paul Langevin (1872), Alfred Kastler (1902), Hans Bethe (1906), Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Jacques Charles (1763), and Louis Néel (1904).