Albert Fert#

Albert Fert
Membership Number:2722
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions
  • Professor Emeritus 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
  • 1976 Professor of Physics at Université Paris-Sud (Orsay, France)
  • 1965 - 1976 Maître Assistant at Université Paris-Sud (Orsay, France)
  • 1964 - 1965 Military service
  • 1962 - 1964 Assistant at Université de Grenoble

Fields of Scholarship
  • Discovery of the Giant Magnetoresistance
  • Experimental and theoretical research in condensed matter physics (metals, magnetism, magnetic nanostructures, spin electronics)
  • Development of spintronics

Honours and Awards
  • 1994 American Physical Society's International Prize for New Materials 
  • 1994 Grand prix de physique Jean Ricard of the French Physical Society
  • 1994 International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Magnetism Award
  • 1997 Hewlett-Packard Europhysics Prize
  • 2003 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Gold Medal
  • 2006 Gutenberg Lecture Award
  • 2006 Wolf Prize in Physics 
  • 2007 Japan Prize
  • 2004 Elected to the French Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 Honorary doctorate from the Department of Physics of the University of Kaiserslautern
  • 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics (jointly with Peter Grünberg) "for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance"
  • 2014 Gay-Lussac Humboldt Award

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