John Bardeen Biography

John Bardeen was an American physicist and electrical engineer, the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Physics twice: first in 1956 with William Shockley and Walter Brattain for the invention of the transistor; and again in 1972 with Leon N Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer for a fundamental theory of conventional superconductivity known as the BCS theory.

The transistor revolutionized the electronics industry, allowing the Information Age to occur, and made possible the development of almost every modern electronic device, from telephones to computers to missiles. Bardeen's developments in superconductivity, which won him his second Nobel, are used in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy or its medical sub-tool magnetic resonance imaging.

In 1990, John Bardeen appeared on LIFE Magazine's list of "100 Most Influential Americans of the Century." Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
John Bardeen
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Inventor, Physicist, Scientist, Engineer, Electrical engineer
Date of Birth:
May 23, 1908
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
January 30, 1991
Age at Death:
82
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