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Albert Fert (born 7 Mairch 1938) is a French pheesicist an ane o the discoverers o giant magnetoresistance which brocht aboot a breakthrou in gigabyte haurd disks.

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Albert Fert
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Born (1938-03-07) 7 Mairch 1938 (age 81)
Carcassonne, Aude, Fraunce
ResidenceMexico Ceety, Mexico
NaitionalityFraunce
Alma materÉcole normale supérieure
Varsity o Paris
Kent forGiant magnetoresistive effect
AwairdsCNRS Gowd medal (2003)
Wolf Prize in Pheesics (2006)
Japan Prize (2007)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (2007)
Scientific career
FieldsPheesics
InstitutionsUniversité Paris-Sud, Michigan State Varsity, Naitional Autonomous Varsity o Mexico
Doctoral advisorI. A. Campbell