Anderson, Philip Warren

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Born: Dec 13, 1923 AD
Currently alive, at 91 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Physicists


1923 - Born on December 13th in Indianapolis, Indiana. American physicist and corecipient, with John H. Van Vleck and Sir Nevill F. Mott, of the Nobel Prize for Physics for his research on semiconductors, superconductivity, and magnetism.

1949 - Educated at Harvard University, Anderson received his doctorate.

         - He worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey.

1967 - He was professor of theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge.

1975 - He taught at Princeton University.

1977 - He shared the Nobel Prize with van Vleck and Neville Mott for their fundamental theoretical investigation of the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems, work related to the properties of semiconductors.

1982 - He was awarded the National Medal of Science.

         - His research in solid-state physics made possible the development of inexpensive electronic switching and memory devices in computers.

1984 - His writings include Concepts of Solids and Basic Notions of Condensed Matter Physics.
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