Currently alive, at 71 years of age.
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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.