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physicist

Philippe Pierre Chomaz, French physicist. Achievements include discovery of nuclear multiphonon excitation; discovery of theory of spinodal decomposition in nuclei; discovery of negative heat capacities and theory of phase transition in finite systems; research in stochastic description of classical and quantum dynamics; research in collective motion in nuclei and metalic clusters; research in nuclear theories to supernova core and neutron stars.

Background

Chomaz, Philippe Pierre was born on May 21, 1960 in Albertville, France.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Physics, Ecole Normale Superieur, Paris, 1984. Habilitation, Normandie University, 1995.

Career

Researcher Center for Educational Affairs-DAM, Bruyere le Chatel, France, 1984—1985, National Center for Scientific Research, Orsay, France, 1985—1991, Department of Energy-LBL, Berkeley, California, 1990—1991. Researcher GANIL-DSM Center for Educational Affairs, Caen, France, 1991—1996, expert senior, 1996—2007, research director, since 2003, deputy director GANIL, 2005—2008, director IRFU, since 2008. Director Science Cafe.

President Relais d'sciences, European Center for Theoretical Physics, Trento, Italy, 2000—2003. President physics science council National Agency for Research, Paris, 2005.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of nuclear multiphonon excitation. Discovery of theory of spinodal decomposition in nuclei. Discovery of negative heat capacities and theory of phase transition in finite systems.

    Research in stochastic description of classical and quantum dynamics. Research in collective motion in nuclei and metalic clusters. Research in nuclear theories to supernova core and neutron stars.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Des Séquoias dans les étoiles.

Membership

Member of French Physical Society (president nuclear division 1996-1998).