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Langevin, Paul

Born: 1872 AD
Died: 1946 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Physicists

1872 – Born on January 23rd in Paris. French physicist who contributed to the studies of magnetism and X-ray emissions, especially paramagentic (weak attractive) and diamagnetic (weak repulsive) phenomena in gases.

1902 – Langevin became director of the Ecole Municipale de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, where he had been teaching.

1904 – He was professor at the Collège de France.

1915 – Recipient of Hughes Medal.

1940 – Received the Copley Medal.

1944 – He was arrested by the Nazis for his antifascist views. He escaped to Switzerland, returning after the liberation of Paris.

1946 – Died on December 19th in Paris.