Hubert LAGACHE (1930-1998)

Our friend Hubert Lagache suddenly left us on September 10th1998, when he was 68. He was tired, yet on September 7th, he still browsed Bijhorca exhibition stands (jewellery, watches, presents). For more than ten years, he had courageously fought against a leukaemia, which finally took his life. Son of a jeweller living in La Madeleine […]

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Roland PIERROT (1930-1998)

Roland Pierrot, president of the SFMC in 1984, passed away on November, 9th 1998 at Orléans. He was born on May, 14th 1930 at Guéret (Creuse). R. Pierrot began his career as a mineralogist in 1950 at the Atomic Energy Commission in Fontenay-aux-Roses, where he met Claude Guillemin, who became his friend. When the latter […]

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André GUINIER (1911-2000)

He was a member of the Academy of Sciences, Emeritus Professor of Paris-Sud University, first Director of Orsay solid-state physics Laboratory, and president of the SFMC in 1960. André Guinier passed away at the age of 89. He was one of the greatest figures of crystallography at the end of 20th century. He was born […]

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Alain Weisbrod (1936-2005)

Alain Weisbrod left us on October, 18th 2005 after a very long disease. Alain entered the Geology School in 1956. Valedictorian, he was appointed Assistant when he left school, and started a PhD on median Cevennes crystal, which he defended in 1970, untitled: Petrology of median Cevennes basement metamorphic rocks. Sedimentological reconstruction and thermodynamic perspective […]

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