Nobel medicine prize 2008 Luc Montagnier is celebrating his 87th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed scientists of his generation.
Popular scientist Luc Montagnier has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 87th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Montagnier, a cultural icon
Born Luc Antoine Montagnier in Chabris on August 18, 1932, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Montagnier's not just a great scientist, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Luc hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Luc Montagnier as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 87.
Happy Birthday, Luc, you're the best!
Luc Montagnier career in pictures
- Nobel medicine prize (2008)
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