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Jacques Friedel

Jacques Friedel, French retired physics professor. Decorated grand officer Legion of Honor, Commander Order National Merit; recipient Gold medals National Center for Scientific Research, Ste. Française Metallurgie Paris, Acta Metallurgica, prize Holweck French Society Physics and Institute of Physics, Dannie Heineman prize Academy Göttingen, von Hippel and Italgas awards.


  • Friedel, Jacques was born on February 11, 1921 in Paris. Son of Edmond and Jeanne (Bersier) Friedel.

  • Education

    • Degree in Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, 1946; Postgrad., Ecole des Mines, 1948; Doctor of Philosophy, University Paris, 1954; Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Bristol, England, 1952; Doctorat (honorary), Ecole Polytechnique, Lausanne; Doctorat (honorary), Bristol University; Doctorat (honorary), Geneva University; Doctorat (honorary), Zagreb University; Doctorat (honorary), Cambridge University.


    • Engineer Ecole des Mines, Paris, 1948-1956. Professor physics University Paris, 1956-1989, retired, 1989. President Consultant Scientifique France Telecom Paris, 1991-1998, Observatory National la Lecturer, 1994-2001.

      President Comite Consultatif de la Research Science Technology, 1979-1981.


    • Author: Dislocations, 1956, 64, Graine de Mandarin, 1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    With French Cavalry, 1944. Member Academy des Sciences (past president), Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (honorary), Royal Society London (honorary), American Academy Arts and Sciences (honorary), Leopoldina (honorary), Institute Physics London (honorary), American Physical Society (honorary), National Academy of Sciences (honorary), Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences (honorary), Brazilian Academy of Sciences (honours), European Physical Society (past president), Max Planck Gesellschaft (honorary).


    • Married Mary Horder, June 2, 1952. Children: Jean, Paul.
    • child: Jean Friedel
    • child: Paul Friedel
    • mother: Jeanne (Bersier) Friedel
    • spouse: Mary Horder
    • father: Edmond
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    Born February 11, 1921
    • 1946
      Ecole polytechnique
    • 1948
      Ecole des Mines
    • 1954
      University Paris.
    • 1952
      University Bristol
    • 1948 - 1956
      Engineer, Ecole des Mines
      Paris, Kentucky, United States
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