Louis Leprince-Ringuet

Louis Leprince-Ringuet (27 March 1901, in Alès 23 December 2000, in Paris) was a French physicist, telecommunications engineer, essayist and historian of science.[1]

Louis Leprince-Ringuet
Born(1901-03-27)27 March 1901
Died23 December 2000(2000-12-23) (aged 99)
Paris, France
Alma materÉcole Polytechnique
Known forMember of the Académie française

Leprince-Ringuet advocated strongly for the creation of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and remained its indefatigable supporter. He was vice chair (1956–69) and chair (1964–66) of CERN’s scientific policy committee.[2]


  1. Jacob, Maurice (July 2001). "Obituary: Louis Leprince-Ringuet". Physics Today. 54 (7): 78–79. Bibcode:2001PhT....54g..78J. doi:10.1063/1.1397405.
  2. "Louis Leprince-Ringuet 1901-2000 : A Scientist in the service of Europe". CERN Bulletin. 29 January 2001. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
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