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Anatole Abragam (born December 15, 1914) is a French physicist who wrote Principles of Nuclear Magnetism and has made significant contributions to the field of nuclear magnetic resonance. Originally from Russia, Abragam and his family emigrated to France in 1925.

After being educated at the University of Paris, (1933 - 1936), he served in the Second World War. After the war, he resumed his studies at the École Supérieure d'Electricité and subsequently obtained his Ph.D. from Oxford University in 1950 under the supervision of Maurice Pryce. In 1976, he was made an Honorary Fellow of both Merton and Jesus Colleges, Oxford.

From 1960 to 1985, he worked as a professor at the Collège de France. He was awarded the Lorentz Medal in 1982.


Time Reversal, an autobiography by Anatole Abragam, Oxford University Press, 1989. Translated by the author from the original French publication, De la physique avant toute chose. Worth reading for insight into science, scientific politics, and the human condition -- similar in this respect to molecular biologist Francois Jacob's autobiography The Statue Within (Basic Books, 1988).


* Eric W. Weisstein, Abragam, Anatole (1914-) at ScienceWorld.


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