Herbert Kroemer

1928 - Today

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Herbert Kroemer (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 142,638 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Herbert Kroemer is the 250th most popular physicist (down from 214th in 2019), the 984th most popular biography from Germany (down from 647th in 2019) and the 34th 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 250 out of 721Before him are Leo Esaki, Fritjof Capra, Patrick Blackett, Klaus Fuchs, Clifford Shull, and Bertram Brockhouse. After him are John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Giovanni Battista Venturi, John Kendrew, Ludwig Prandtl, Rainer Weiss, and Edme Mariotte.

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Among people born in 1928, Herbert Kroemer ranks 69Before him are Patrick McGoohan, James Earl Ray, Joe Jackson, Colin Chapman, Carl Woese, and Hardy Krüger. After him are James Randi, Tony Richardson, Robert Sheckley, James Garner, Lina Wertmüller, and Vera Rubin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Herbert Kroemer ranks 984 out of 5,289Before him are Albert III, Duke of Saxony (1443), Thietmar of Merseburg (975), Levin August von Bennigsen (1745), Erich Heckel (1883), Paul Schäfer (1921), and Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1370). After him are Philipp Bouhler (1899), Steffi Graf (1969), Otto I, Duke of Bavaria (1120), Kurt Koffka (1886), Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria (1724), and Anthony of Saxony (1755).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Herbert Kroemer ranks 34Before him are Polykarp Kusch (1911), Wolfgang Paul (1913), Carl von Linde (1842), Gerd Binnig (1947), Max Delbrück (1906), and Klaus Fuchs (1911). After him are Ludwig Prandtl (1875), Rainer Weiss (1932), Theodor W. Hänsch (1941), Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912), Jack Steinberger (1921), and Georg Bednorz (1950).