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Applied Magnetic Resonance

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 425–431 | Cite as

The scientific life and work of René Freymann (1909-1995)

  • Yves Servant
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Abstract

René Freymann was born in Paris (1909), where he was graduated up to the Doctorate of Science (1933). He was Lecturer (1945), then titular Professor (1950) at the Faculty of Science of Rennes. He came back to Paris as full Professor at the Sorbonne (1956-1968) and then at the University Pierre and Marie Curie — Paris 6 (1968-1979). He died in Paris on February 11, 1995. In the first part of his career (1929-1950), the research work of René Freymann was devoted to infrared and Raman spectra, and then to dielectric constant and absorption measurements at metric and decimetric wavelengths. A few years after the discovery of magnetic resonance, René Freymann founded the Groupement AMPERE in 1952, for mutual information of scientists and organization of Congresses in the field of magnetic resonance and related phenomena. René Freymann also engaged his laboratory in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance, while continuing his work on the previous fields of infrared and Raman spectra, dielectric measurements, etc. In 43 years (1952–1995), the Groupement AMPERE has organized 70 scientific meetings on magnetic resonance and related phenomena. In half a century, Freymann’s group published more than 50 theses and 540 papers. Such a successful work is also due to the communicative enthusiasm of René Freymann and to his exceptional human qualities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yves Servant
    • 1
  1. 1.CPMOH-Université Bordeaux-ITalence CedexFrance

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