Georges Charpy

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Georges Charpy
Born Georges Augustin Albert Charpy
(1865-09-01)1 September 1865
Oullins, Rhône, France
Died 25 November 1945(1945-11-25) (aged 80)
Paris, France
Residence France
Nationality French
Fields Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Chemistry, Physics
Institutions École Monge (1887), École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (1920), École Polytechnique (1922)
Known for Charpy impact test

Georges Charpy, full name Georges Augustin Albert Charpy (1 September 1865 – 25 November 1945) was the French scientist who created the Charpy impact test. He attended École Polytechnique from 1885 to 1887 and graduated with a degree in Marine Artillery. In 1887 he became a professor at École Monge. In 1892 he published his physics thesis. In 1920 he became a professor of metallurgy at École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris. In 1922 he became the professor of general chemistry at École Polytechnique.

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