Pierre Aigrain

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Pierre Aigrain
Born (1924-09-28)28 September 1924
Died 30 October 2002(2002-10-30) (aged 78)
Nationality French
Occupation Physicist

Pierre Aigrain (28 September 1924 – 30 October 2002) was a French physicist and Secretary of Research in the French Academy of Sciences.[1]



  • Winner of the 1957 Blondel Medal awarded by the Society of electricity, electronics and information technology and communication.
  • Received Tate Medal in 1981, in recognition of his contributions to the growth of science on an international scale. His own research and that of the groups he created and led have had a major impact on the advance and application of solid state physics throughout the world.[2]
  • Also received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 1987.[3]


  1. ^ Nozières, Philippe; Baruch, Pierre (September 2003). "Obituary: Pierre Aigrain". Physics Today. 56 (9): 76–77. Bibcode:2003PhT....56i..76N. doi:10.1063/1.1620842. 
  2. ^ "Tate Medal Winners | American Institute of Physics". www.aip.org. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  3. ^ webperson@hw.ac.uk. "Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh: Honorary Graduates". www1.hw.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-04-06.