Luc Montagnier

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Birthday
18, 1932
Birthplace
France
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Birthday
18, 1932 (age 87)
Birthplace
France

About

Won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the human immunodeficiency virus, popularly known as HIV.

Before Fame

Willy Rozenbaum asked him for help researching the cause of AIDS, which at the time was known as "Gay-related immune deficiency."

Trivia

He wrote a paper on high dillutions that homeopaths claimed to support homeopathy, which uses ultra-high dillutions of substances to treat diseases.

Family Life

He was born in Chabris, France.

Associated With

Chinese scientist Flossie Wong-Staal became the first scientist to clone HIV.