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Bardeen, John

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Born: 1908 AD
Died: 1991 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Inventor, Physicists

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1908 - John Bardeen was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on 23rd of May.

 

1923 - Bardeen graduated from Madison Central High School.

 

1928 - John Bardeen finished BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison.    

 

1936 - Bardeen took up PhD Physics, Princeton University.

 

1938 - Bardeen married Jane Maxwell. They have three children, James Maxwell, William Allen and Elizabeth Ann.    

 

1938-1941 - John Bardeen became the Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

 

1941-1945 - Bardeen was a civilian physicist at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in Washington, D.C.

 

1945-1951 - He joined the solid state research group at the Bell Telephone Laboratories.

 

1951-1975 - Bardeen served as professor in University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

 

1952 - Bardeen was awarded the Stuart Ballentine Medal of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia.

 

1955 - He was awarded as Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society.

 

1954 - Bardeen was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

 

1956 - Bardeeen along with William Bradford Shockley and Walter Brattain invented  transistor.

 

         - Bardeen with William Shockley and Walter Brattain won the Nobel Prize in Physics.

 

1957 - Bardeen and two colleagues, L.N. Cooper and J.R. Schrieffer, proposed the first successful explanation of superconductivity.

 

1959 - He is the member of the Center for Advanced Study of the University.

 

1959-1962 - He served as a member of the United States President's Science Advisory Committee.

 

1962 - He received the Fritz London Award for work in low temperature physics.

 

1972 - John Bardeen with Leon Cooper and John Schrieffer awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.

 

1991 - He died on 30th of January.

 

 

 


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