Dan Shechtman

Scientist, Academic

1941 –

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Who is Dan Shechtman?

Dan Shechtman is the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology, an Associate of the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, and Professor of Materials Science at Iowa State University. On April 8, 1982, while on sabbatical at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., Shechtman discovered the icosahedral phase, which opened the new field of quasiperiodic crystals. Shechtman was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "the discovery of quasicrystals," making him one of six Israelis who have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Born
Jan 24, 1941
Tel Aviv
Also known as
  • Шехтман, Дан
Spouses
Nationality
  • Israel
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Employment
  • Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Lived in
  • Israel

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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