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Herbert Kroemer

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Herbert Kroemer (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛʁbɛʁt ˈkʁøːmɐ] ; born August 25, 1928) is a German-American physicist who, along with Zhores Alferov, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000 for "developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed- and opto-electronics". Kroemer is professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, having received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1952 from the University of Göttingen, Germany, with a dissertation on hot electron effects in the then-new transistor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herbert Kroemer has received more than 179,531 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Herbert Kroemer is the 207th most popular physicist (up from 250th in 2019), the 798th most popular biography from Germany (up from 984th in 2019) and the 31st most popular German Physicist.

Herbert Kroemer was a German-born American physicist and Nobel laureate. He is most famous for his invention of the MOSFET (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor) and for his work in quantum electronics.

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Among physicists, Herbert Kroemer ranks 207 out of 717Before him are Joseph Rotblat, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Armen Sarkissian, Roy J. Glauber, Kai Siegbahn, and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga. After him are Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Simon van der Meer, Jerome Isaac Friedman, Vitaly Ginzburg, Max Delbrück, and George E. Smith.

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Among people born in 1928, Herbert Kroemer ranks 50Before him are Hardy Krüger, Manfred Gerlach, Peyo, Li Peng, Li Ka-shing, and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. After him are Francesco Cossiga, Vera Rubin, Arnold Rüütel, Jacques Rivette, Pat Hitchcock, and Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Herbert Kroemer ranks 798 out of 6,142Before him are Eduard Dietl (1890), Rudolf Schenker (1948), Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1792), Carl Friedrich Abel (1723), Gudrun Burwitz (1929), and Hermann Cohen (1842). After him are Agnes of Merania (1175), Günther Prien (1908), Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel (1886), Gert Fröbe (1913), and Horst Buchholz (1933).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Herbert Kroemer ranks 31Before him are Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), Hans Geiger (1882), Polykarp Kusch (1911), Gerd Binnig (1947), and Wolfgang Paul (1913). After him are Max Delbrück (1906), Carl von Linde (1842), Klaus Hasselmann (1931), Georg Bednorz (1950), John B. Goodenough (1922), and Theodor W. Hänsch (1941).