John Bardeen

1908 - 1991

John Bardeen

John Bardeen (; May 23, 1908 – January 30, 1991) was an American physicist. He is the only person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics twice: first in 1956 with William Shockley and Walter Brattain for the invention of the transistor; and again in 1972 with Leon N Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer for a fundamental theory of conventional superconductivity known as the BCS theory.The transistor revolutionized the electronics industry, making possible the development of almost every modern electronic device, from telephones to computers, and ushering in the Information Age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Bardeen has received more than 821,331 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 84th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, John Bardeen ranks 84 out of 659Before him are John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Dennis Gabor, Victor Francis Hess, and Edward Teller. After him are Owen Willans Richardson, Rudolf Clausius, Clinton Davisson, William Henry Bragg, Emil Lenz, and William Rowan Hamilton.

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Among people born in 1908, John Bardeen ranks 19Before him are Bette Davis, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Simon Wiesenthal, Edward Teller, and Olivier Messiaen. After him are Anna Magnani, Geli Raubal, Mika Waltari, Hannes Alfvén, Ilya Frank, and Franz Stangl. Among people deceased in 1991, John Bardeen ranks 12Before him are Edwin McMillan, Serge Gainsbourg, Carl David Anderson, Yves Montand, Graham Greene, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. After him are Gustáv Husák, Klaus Kinski, Klaus Barbie, Jiang Qing, Soichiro Honda, and Michael Landon.

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Among people born in United States, John Bardeen ranks 269 out of 12,171Before him are Brian Wilson (1942), Scatman John (1942), Chet Baker (1929), Eli Wallach (1915), Philip Roth (1933), and Raymond Chandler (1888). After him are Shirley MacLaine (1934), John Stith Pemberton (1831), William Henry Harrison (1773), Robert K. Merton (1910), Clinton Davisson (1881), and O. J. Simpson (1947).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, John Bardeen ranks 5Before him are Richard Feynman (1918), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Carl David Anderson (1905), and J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904). After him are Clinton Davisson (1881), Arthur Compton (1892), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Barry Barish (1936), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), and Murray Gell-Mann (1929).