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Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932–2007)

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes was born on October 24, 1932 in Paris, France as Pierre-Gilles Robert Yves de Gennes. He was an actor, known for Les palmes de M. Schutz (1997), 20 heures le journal (1981) and Ombre et lumière (2001). He was married to Anne Marie Elisabeth Eugènie Rouet. He died on May 18, 2007 in Orsay, Essonne, France. See full bio »


(age 74) in Orsay, Essonne, France

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Les palmes de M. Schutz
20 heures le journal
20 heures le journal Himself - Interviewee
Ombre et lumière


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 1997 Les palmes de M. Schutz
Delivery man
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 2006 Radio + (TV Series)
- Episode dated 11 March 2006 (2006) ... Himself
 2003 Ombre et lumière (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 6 March 2003 (2003) ... Himself
 2002 Campus, le magazine de l'écrit (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #2.10 (2002) ... Himself
 1998 20 heures le journal (TV Series)
Himself - Interviewee
- Episode dated 11 October 1998 (1998) ... Himself - Interviewee
 1997 Bouillon de culture (TV Series documentary)
- S'engager jusqu'au bout (1997) ... Himself
 1992 7 sur 7 (TV Series)
- Episode dated 15 March 1992 (1992) ... Himself
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 2007 13 heures le journal (TV Series)
- Episode dated 22 May 2007 (2007) ... Himself

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Winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Physics for his work on "order and disorder in nature." In announcing the award, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences called de Gennes "the Isaac Newton of our time." He did outstanding work all his life, first studying magnetism at the Atomic Energy Center in Saclay, then founding the Orsay Superconductivity Group, a group of theorists and experimenters who ... See more »

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