John Bardeen By: Telicity Wesley

  • Born: May 23, 1908 in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Died: January 30, 1991 in Boston, Massachusetts

He contributed to science by amplifying the electric signals for the telephone and radio. He invented the "transistor".

The transistor helped out the electronic industry which made it able to have an 'Information Age'. This device made it possible for us to have the kind of electronics we have today.

Interesting facts:

  • His neighbors best remembered him for his cookouts.
  • He died from heart disease.
  • He enjoyed playing golf and having cookouts with his family.
  • He was married to Jane Maxwell.
  • He has 3 children.

He got an Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1928. Then later got his Masters in 1929. In 1936 he received his PH.D in Mathematical Physics from Princeton. In 1936 he received his PH.D in Mathematical Physics from Princeton

Summary: John Bardeen was the first person that won two Nobel Prizes for the same thing. The first time it was for his inventor. The second time for his theory about Superconductivity. Bardeen was hired at Harvard as an "Junior Fellow". During World War 2, Bardeen was transferred to a Naval lab. Where he helped the naval develop ways to try to protect the United States ships and the submarines from mines and torpedoes. John Bardeen did many successful things during his life period. Many of those things helped improved the future for us.

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