John Bardeen

1908 - 1991

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John Bardeen (; May 23, 1908 – January 30, 1991) was an American engineer and 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 1,033,594 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). John Bardeen is the 111th most popular physicist (down from 84th in 2019), the 477th most popular biography from United States (down from 269th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Physicist.

John Bardeen is most famous for his work in the development of the transistor. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 for his work.

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Among physicists, John Bardeen ranks 111 out of 721Before him are Clinton Davisson, Jean-Baptiste Biot, Manne Siegbahn, Ernest Lawrence, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, and François Arago. After him are Arno Allan Penzias, Igor Tamm, Kip Thorne, Auguste Piccard, Felix Bloch, and Henry Moseley.

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Among people born in 1908, John Bardeen ranks 22Before him are Lev Landau, Geli Raubal, Edward Teller, Simon Wiesenthal, Mika Waltari, and Anna Magnani. After him are Amon Göth, David Lean, Nelson Rockefeller, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Ilya Frank, and Franz Stangl. Among people deceased in 1991, John Bardeen ranks 18Before him are Graham Greene, Edwin McMillan, Gustáv Husák, Carl David Anderson, Soichiro Honda, and Frank Capra. After him are Michael Landon, Lazar Kaganovich, Margot Fonteyn, Martha Graham, David Lean, and Marcel Lefebvre.

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Among people born in United States, John Bardeen ranks 477 out of 15,968Before him are T. S. Eliot (1888), John Cazale (1935), Paul Tibbets (1915), Theodore Dreiser (1871), Faye Dunaway (1941), and Sarah Palin (1964). After him are Susan Sontag (1933), Tennessee Williams (1911), Warren Beatty (1937), Millard Fillmore (1800), Richard Chamberlain (1934), and Duke Ellington (1899).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, John Bardeen ranks 10Before him are Arthur Compton (1892), Carl David Anderson (1905), Barry Barish (1936), Joseph Henry (1797), Clinton Davisson (1881), and Ernest Lawrence (1901). After him are Kip Thorne (1940), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Benjamin Thompson (1753), and Murray Gell-Mann (1929).