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John Bardeen

May 23, 1908 in Madison, Wisconsin - Boston 30.January.1991


Brief biographical history of John Bardeen (1)


1908 Born May 23, Madison, Wisconsin - the second son of the school doctor Dr. Charles Russell Bardeen and Althea Harmer



1923 He attended University High and Madison Central 

1928 B.S. Wisconsin, Electrical Engineering. Western Electric. Edward Bennett electrodynamics course

1929 M.S. Wisconsin, Electrical Engineering. J. H. Van Vleck

1930-33 He works as a researcher at the Geophysicists, Gulf Research and Development Corporation - Leo J. Peters

1936 He graduated in Princeton, Mathematics and Physics MO Wigner  

1938 They married on July 18 with Jane Maxwell   


1939-41 Assistants à l'université de la Minnesota

1941-45 Teacher at Physicist, US Naval Ordinance Laboratory (Washington DC)  

1945-51 Work on the radar at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey        

1947 Surface physics - properties of contacts between metals of semi-conductors depend on electron behavior in surface energy levels

1948 Create co Transistors William B. Shockley e Walter Brattain. (Transistor pointed contact)


1951-75 Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at 'University of Illinois. Louis Ridenour.  Xerox Corporation 

Post :Transistor


Nobel prize for physics with Shockley and brattain ( "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect") Member of the National Academy of Science  


Receives the Nobel Prize for Physics with Cooper and Schrieffer  ("for their jointly developed theory of superconductivity, usually called the bcs- Theory")

1975 Lecturer of University of Illinois  

1991 Died Jan. 30 in Boston, Massachusetts

Nota 1)
fonte: AIP