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Cue points

01_Pierre-Victor Auger
01_Pierre-Victor Auger
01:01:09:15
02_Bertrand Goldschmidt
02_Bertrand Goldschmidt
01:04:29:12
03_Pierre-Victor Auger
03_Pierre-Victor Auger
01:07:44:15
04_Bertrand Goldschmidt
04_Bertrand Goldschmidt
01:08:51:20
05_Pierre-Victor Auger
05_Pierre-Victor Auger
01:12:25:04
06_Bertrand Goldschmidt
06_Bertrand Goldschmidt
01:14:42:19
07_Pierre-Victor Auger
07_Pierre-Victor Auger
01:18:01:03
08_Jacques Labeyrie
08_Jacques Labeyrie
01:20:08:17
09_Georges Charpak
09_Georges Charpak
01:22:51:13
10_Pierre-Victor Auger
10_Pierre-Victor Auger
01:26:48:10

Science giants

Reference

6495

Duration

00:29:25

Production year

2017

Versions

Original material

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4/3
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Sound

Summary

From the birth of physicist Pierre Auger to the creation of CERN in 1952, this film tells the story of four great French physicists. Pierre Auger, Bertrand Goldschmidt, Jacques Labeyrie and Georges Charpak tell us about their career, their work and the personalities they met and worked with. A history of nuclear power in France unfolds throughout their interviews supported by numerous archive images. As a result of the work of Pierre Auger and Bertrand Goldschmidt, which had led to the creation of the first atomic pile, they met General de Gaulle in 1942, who in 1942 would initiate the creation of the CEA in 1945, then headed by Frédéric Joliot-Curie.

Scientific topics

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