William Shockley Biography

William Bradford Shockley Jr. was an American physicist and inventor. Shockley was the manager of a research group that included John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain, the duo which invented the transistor. For this feat, all three were awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Shockley's attempts to commercialize a new transistor design in the 1950s and 1960s led to California's "Silicon Valley" becoming a hotbed of electronics innovation. In his later life, Shockley was a professor at Stanford and became a staunch advocate of eugenics. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
William Shockley
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Inventor, Physicist, Scientist, Mountaineer
Religion:
Atheism
Date of Birth:
February 13, 1910
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
August 12, 1989
Age at Death:
79
Cause of Death:
Prostate cancer
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