Georges Charpak (August 1, 1924 – September 29, 2010) was a Polish-born French physicist of Jewish descent. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his invention and development of particle detectors, in particular the multiwire proportional chamber".
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Physics (1992)|
Charpak was born in Dabrovica, Poland, now Ukraine. He moved to France when he was seven. During the war he was a member of the French Resistance and was imprisoned in Dachau concentration camp. He graduated École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris.
- "Georges Charpak – Facts". Nobelprize.org.