The French Society of Mineralogy and Crystallography is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in mineralogy, crystallography, petrology and geochemistry.
Zdeněk Johan, Honorary Inspector-General of the Bureau of Mines and Geology (BRGM), died at Orléans (France) on February, 13th 2016. Zdeněk Johan was born on November, 18th 1935 at Lomnice nad Popelkou in the North of Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia). He studied mineralogy at Charles de Prague University, where he graduated in 1958. In 1961, […]
President of the Mineralogy and Crystallography French Society (1981) Professor Raymond Kern passed away on November 6th 2014, after losing his last battle against several cancers. The Science of Crystal Growth has probably lost one of its best leaders, but Kern’s rich personality is what we will miss most. With an academic background […]
Professor R.A. Howie, honour member of the SFMC left us on Saturday, March 10th 2012. His name is still associated on the one hand to his work as a writer of Mineralogical Abstracts, an unrivalled tool until the generalization of online publication and of search engines, and on the other hand associated to “Rock-forming Mineral” […]
Michael « Mike» Fleischer left the mineralogical community and this world at the age of 90, on September, 5th 1998. Michael Fleischer studied chemistry at Yale University. Leaving this path, he dedicated his professional life to Mineralogy and to Geochemistry. He held the highest positions as President of the Mineralogical Society of America and of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jacques Fabriès died on July, 19th 2000 in Paris. He was Knight of the Legion of Honour, Knight of the Academic Palms, Director of the Museum Mineralogy Laboratory from 1968 to 1998, Director of the Museum from 1990 to 1994, and president of the SFMC in 1987.
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 […]