John Bardeen May 23, 1908- January 30, 1991

  • Born in Madison, Wisconsin and died in Boston
  • Major Contributions
  • Won Nobel Prize twice (1956 & 1972)
  • Joint Inventor of the transistor; semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electric power
  • Degrees Earned
  • Bachelors from University of Wisconsin (1928)
  • Ph. D from Princeton (1936)
  • Interesting Facts
  • Skipped 3rd grade and went right into Jr High
  • Enrolled at University of Wisconsin at age of 15

John Bardeen has won 2 Nobel Prizes; in 1956 & 1972. He was also joint inventor of the transistor. He has a Bachelors in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He also has a Ph. D from Princeton, in 1954 Bardeen was elected in the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and won the Buckley Prize in 1955. In 1962 he also won the Fritz London award for work in low- temperature physics. He attended the University of Wisconsin at the age of 15. His contribution to science helped us with the development of computers.

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