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Yvette Cauchois

Yvette Cauchois (19 December 1908 – 19 November 1999) was a French physicist known for her contributions to x-ray spectroscopy and x-ray optics. Long-term faculty member of the University of Paris IV (then Sorbonne) as director of the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Cauchois was also a research associate of the French National Center for Scientific Research, spent time working in Rome, and was a recipient of a number of awards: the Ancel Prize in 1933, Henri Becquerel Prize in 1935, Gizbal-Baral Prize in 1936, Henry de Jouvenel Prize in 1938, Jerome Ponti Prize in 1942, the Triossi Prize in 1946 and the Medal of the Czechoslovak Society of Spectroscopy in 1974. She was also made a Commander of the Order of the Ministry of Education, Officer of the Legion of Honor, and Officer of the National Merit by the French government. Born in Paris, she died of bronchitis while visiting Romania.[1]

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