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André Lallemand (1904–1978) was a French astronomer and director of the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris.

Lallemand made important contributions to the development of photomultipliers for astronomical use and the "electronic telescope" (or Lallemand camera). He was awarded the Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1962 for his work. The crater Lallemand on the Moon is named in his honor, and the French Academy of Sciences has a biennial award for work in astronomy called the "Prix Lallemand".

External links

paper containing brief bio of Lallemand and photo
Text of the award speech

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