Guinier, André

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Guinier, André Gender: M
André Jean Guinier
born on 1 August 1911 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Nancy, France, 48n41, 6e12
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 07°43' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 27°33 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 12°23'


French physicist who did important work in the field of X-ray diffraction and solid-state physics. He worked at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, then taught at the University of Paris and later at the University of Paris-Sud in Orsay, where he co-founded the Laboratory of Solid State Physics. He was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in 1971 and won the Gregori Aminoff Prize in 1985.

In the field of small-angle scattering he discovered the relationship of particle size to intensity which is called Guinier's Law. He developed the Guinier camera for use in X-ray diffraction and contributed to the development of the electron microprobe by Raymond Castaing.

He died on 3 July 2000.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'sciences' pdf file, p. 36.


  • Vocation : Science : Physics