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Binnig, Gerd Karl

Born: 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Inventor, Physicists


1947 - Gerd Binnig was born on the 20th of July in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

1957 - At the age of 10, he decided to become a physicist.

1963 - He started playing the violin at 15 and played in his school orchestra.

1969 - He married Lore Wagler, a psychologist, and they have 2 children.

1978 - He was accepted an offer from IBM to join their Zürich research group.

1986 - He won the Nobel Prize in Physics With Heinrich Rohrer for their design of the scanning tunneling microscope.




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