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Anatole Abragam

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Nationality  French
Fields  Physics
Died  June 8, 2011

Role  Physicist
Name  Anatole Abragam
Awards  Lorentz Medal
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Born  December 15, 1914 Griva, Courland Governorate, Russian Empire (now Latvia) (1914-12-15)
Alma mater  University of Paris Oxford University (Ph.D)
Known for  The Principles of Nuclear Magnetism nuclear magnetic resonance
Education  University of Oxford, Jesus College, Oxford, University of Paris
Notable awards  Lorentz Medal, Matteucci Medal, Lomonosov Gold Medal
Books  The principles of nuclear, Electron paramagnetic resonanc, Time reversal - an autobi, De la physique avant tout, Réflexions d'un physicien

Anatole Abragam (December 15, 1914 – June 8, 2011) was a French physicist who wrote The Principles of Nuclear Magnetism and made significant contributions to the field of nuclear magnetic resonance. Originally from Griva, Courland Governorate, Russian Empire, Abragam and his family emigrated to France in 1925.


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After being educated at the University of Paris, (1933–1936), he served in the Second World War. After the war, he resumed his studies at the École Supérieure d'Électricité and subsequently obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in 1950 under the supervision of Maurice Pryce.

Career and research

In 1976, he was made an Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, Magdalen College, Oxford, and Jesus College, Oxford. From 1960 to 1985, he worked as a professor at the Collège de France.

Awards and honours

He was awarded the Lorentz Medal in 1982. Abragam was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1974. He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 1983.


  • Abragam, Anatole (1961). The Principles of Nuclear Magnetism. Clarendon Press. p. 599. OCLC 242700. 
  • Abragam A & Bleaney B. Electron paramagnetic resonance of transition ions. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1970.
  • Abragam, Anatole (1989). Time Reversal, an autobiography [De la physique avant toute chose (title of the Fr. original)]. Oxford University Press. OCLC 18989324.  Worth reading for insight into science, scientific politics, and the human condition—similar in this respect to molecular biologist Francois Jacob's autobiography The Statue Within (Basic Books, 1988).
  • References

    Anatole Abragam Wikipedia

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