Luc Montagnier, a French virologist who shared a Nobel Prize for discovering the virus that causes AIDS, has died. He was 89.

Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:57 PM EST

For all the glory Dr. Montagnier earned in discovering the virus, today known as H.I.V., in later years he distanced himself from colleagues by dabbling in maverick experiments that challenged the basic tenets of science. Most recently he was an outspoken opponent of coronavirus vaccines.

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