“In the order or disorder, condensed matter does lack neither exemplarity nor trick”

--Hubert Curien

Hubert Curien, a Senior Fellow of MSA, died suddenly at his country house at Loury, France, on February 6, 2005. An Emeritus Professor at the University Pierre et Marie Curie/Paris-VI, a former Minister of Research in several French Governments, and a scientist having had the highest charges in numerous scientific organisms in France and in Europe, Hubert Curien had an undisputed flair for politics and diplomacy at the highest level. He was honored by having the mineral curiénite named for him (Cesbron and Morin...

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