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Bardeen, John

Born: 1908 AD
Died: 1991 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Inventor, Physicists

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.