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Henri Desportes


Deceased- Read Dr. Desportes' obituary here.

Award Recipient

For significant and sustained contributions to the field of superconducting technology, in particular:

  • for his role in the development of many accelerator and detector magnet systems for high energy physics, including first superconducting magnets for polarized targets, the 15 foot bubble chamber at Argonne National Laboratory, the Hybrid Spectrometer bubble chamber at CERN, the first thin wall solenoid CELLO at DESY, the ALEPH solenoid for LEP and the early designs of both CMS and ATLAS detector magnets for the Large Hadron Collider under construction at CERN.