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George Feher (1924) is an American biophysicist working at the University of California, San Diego[1].


Birth and education

George Feher was born in Czechoslovakia in 1924. He received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate from UC-Berkeley.

Academic career

After completing his PhD, he worked as a physicist at Bell Laboratories and Columbia University. In 1960, he became a professor of Physics at University of California, San Diego. Since then, he has been a professor at UCSD.


His main research was to uncovered the basic mechanisms for how plants and bacteria use photosynthesis to convert light into chemical energy. His contributions to science are the development of spectroscopic tools and their applications, in particular, to problems in biochemistry and biophysics.

Wolf Prize

In 2006/07, he was awarded the Wolf Prize in Chemistry along with Ada Yonath of Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel for "ingenious structural discoveries of the ribosomal machinery of peptide-bond formation and the light-driven primary processes in photosynthesis"[2].


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