Dan Shechtman

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Birthday
24, 1941
Birthplace
Israel
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
Israel

About

Israeli scientist who received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals, a structure that is ordered but not periodic. In January of 2014 he announced his candidacy for President of Israel.

Before Fame

He obtained his Ph.D. in materials engineering from the Technion in 1972.

Trivia

He won the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1999 and was awarded the 2000 Gregori Aminoff Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Family Life

He has four children with his wife Prof. Tzipora Shechtman.

Associated With

He was heavily criticized by Linus Pauling because of his non-periodic interpretation of his research.