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|Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie with Prof. Dan Shechtman at the|
Nobel Prize press conference (October 5th, 2011)
Milestones on the Path to the Nobel Prize
1st Cornerstone of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology is laid.
Shechtman is born.
Shechtman receives his Bsc from Technion.
Shechtman receives his Msc from Technion.
Shechtman receives his Phd from Technion.
Dan Shechtman discovers Shechtmanite (quasicrystals), observing the icosahedral phase in rapidly solidified aluminum transition metal alloys
Shechtman’s discovery appears in Physical Review Letters.
Support follows from physicists and mathematicians. Chemist Linus Pauling continues until his death in 1994 to deny Shechtman’s discovery.
Findings presented at Australian crystallography conference and Shechtman finally begins to gain recognition
The International Award for New Materials of the American Physical Society
International Union of Crystallography amends its definition of crystals
Elected member of the Israel Academy of Sciences
Elected Honorary Member of Materials Research Society of India (MRSI)
Israel Prize in Physics; Honorary Member of ISIS-Symmetry (International Society for Interdisciplinary Sciences); Honorary Member of the Israel Society for Microscopy
Wolf Prize in Physics, “for the experimental discovery of quasicrystals which inspired the exploration of a new fundamental state of matter”; Honorary Member of the Israel Crystallographic Association
Gregori Aminoff Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; Member of the American National Academy of Engineering; Honorary Member of the French Physical Society
EMET Prize for Science, Art and Culture, “for his pioneering contribution to the discovery of quasicrystals which revolutionized the understanding of solid state science”
Member of the European Academy of Sciences
Honorary Member of the Japan Institute of Metals “in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of metallurgy and materials science”
International Symposium: Quasicrystals - The Silver Jubilee, Tel Aviv
European Materials Research Society 25th Anniversary Award