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Ten Professors of the Collège de France

Received the Nobel Prize between 1927 and 2012

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Henri Bergson

1Chair of Greek and Latin Philosophy (1900-1904), then Chair of Modern Philosophy (1904-1921),
was awarded the 1927
Nobel Prize in Literature “in recognition of his rich and vitalizing ideas and the brillant skill with which they have been presented”.

Charles Nicolle

2Chair of Medicine
(1932-1936),
was awarded the 1928
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for his work on typhus”.

Frédéric Joliot

3Chair of Nuclear
Chemistry (1937-1958), was awarded the 1935
Nobel Prize in Chemistry with his wife Irène Joliot-Curie, “in recognition of their synthesis of new radioactive elements”.

François Jacob

4Chair of Cellular Genetics (1964-1991), was awarded the 1965
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
with André Lwoff and Jacques Monod, “for their discoveries concerning genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis”.

Jacques Monod

5Chair of Molecular
Biology (1967-1973), was awarded the 1965
Nobel Prize in Physiology
or Medicine
with André Lwoff and François Jacob, “for their discoveries concerning genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis”.

Jean Dausset

6Chair of Experimental Medicine (1977-1987), was awarded the 1980
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Baruj Benacerraf and George D. Snell, “for their discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions”.

Jean-Marie Lehn

7Chair of Chemistry of Molecular Interactions (1980-2010), was awarded the 1987
Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Donald J. Cram and Charles J. Pedersen, “for their development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity”.

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

8Chair of Physics of Condensed Matter (1971-2004), was awarded the 1991
Nobel Prize in Physics “for discovering that methods developed for studying order phenomena in simple systems can be generalized to more complex forms of matter, in particular to liquid crystals and polymers”.

Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

9Chair of Atomic and Molecular Physics (1973-2004), was awarded the 1997
Nobel Prize in Physics with Steven Chu and William D. Philips, for developing “methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light”.

Serge Haroche

10Chair of Quantum Physics (2001-), was awarded the 2012
Nobel Prize in Physics with David J. Wineland, for developing “ground-breaking methods to measure and manipulate individual quantum systems”.

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« Ten Professors of the Collège de France  », La lettre du Collège de France [En ligne], 7 | 2015, mis en ligne le 29 octobre 2015, consulté le 23 mars 2017. URL : http://lettre-cdf.revues.org/2586

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