1Institutul Naţional de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Fizică şi Inginerie Nucleară “Horia Hulubei”
2Institutul Naţional de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Fizică Nucleară “Horia Hulubei”
3Str. Prof. Dr. Anibal Teohari
The beginning of the scientific activity of Yvette Cauchois in 1930, with Horia Hulubei in the laboratory of Chemical Physics, in Sorbonne, Paris (head, Jean Perrin, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1926) is presented. The results of their scientific collaboration (23 papers published together, with Horia Hulubei as first author) are emphasized, since after Hulubei returned to Romania (1938), Yvette Cauchois “neglected” to present in her C.V. the papers published with Horia Hulubei who supervised her first steps in the fundamental research. But it should be emphasized that Yvette Cauchois, professor at “Pierre and Marie Curie” University of Paris is a great scientist. She succeeded to Jean Perrin as head of the laboratory, having major contributions in the development of atomic physics, receiving from 20 famous Universities the title of Doctor Honoris Causa, including from the University of Bucharest (1992), and became member of the Academy of Science, Paris. Some considerations why Hulubei returned in Romania, refusing to remain in France, are presented. Yvette Cauchois, an atheist, converted to orthodoxism at the end of her life and was buried, as her last written wishes, in the cemetery of Bârsana Monastery, in Maramureş, Romania. The present paper is a written version of the talk given by the first author at the 5th National Symposia Culture and Civilization in Maramureş held in Săliştea de Sus, Maramureş County, Romania, on August 13th, 2014.
Horia Hulubei, Yvette Cauchois
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