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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.