Born and raised in Wisconsin, Bardeen received a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. After serving in World War II, he was a researcher at Bell Labs and a professor at the University of Illinois. In 1990, Bardeen appeared on Life magazine's list of "100 Most Influential Americans of the Century."  Education and early life [ edit]
John Bardeen, (born May 23, 1908, Madison, Wis., U.S.—died Jan. 30, 1991, Boston, Mass.), American physicist who was cowinner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in both 1956 and 1972. He shared the 1956 prize with William B. Shockley and Walter H. Brattain for their joint invention of the transistor.
Dr. Bardeen was Professor of Anatomy, and Dean of the Medical School of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. After the death of Althea, when John was about twelve years old, Dr. Bardeen married Ruth Hames, now Mrs. Kenelm McCauley, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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John Bardeen (May 23, 1908–January 30, 1991) was an American physicist. He is best known for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics twice, making him the first person to win two Nobel Prizes in the same field.
John Bardeen. The Nobel Prize in Physics 1956. Born: 23 May 1908, Madison, WI, USA. Died: 30 January 1991, Boston, MA, USA. Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA. Prize motivation: “for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect”. Prize share: 1/3.
Abstract. John Bardeen was an American physicist and electrical engineer. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics twice (1956 and 1972). Two of Bardeen's greatest accomplishments were the invention of the transistor and his research on superconductivity.
John Bardeen was born in Madison, Wisconsin on May 23, 1908. His father, Charles Russell Bardeen, was the first graduate of the Johns Hopkins Medical School and founder of the Medical School at the University of Wisconsin. His mother, Althea Harmer, studied oriental art at the Pratt Institute and practiced interior design in Chicago.
John Bardeen died in 1991. Some of his neighbours never knew he’d invented transistors and explained superconductivity, or that he was the only person in history to win two Nobel Prizes in physics.
John Bardeen "Whispering John" Early Heartbreak. John Bardeen was born on May 23, 1908 in Madison, Wisconsin. He was the second son of Dr. Charles Russell Bardeen, dean of the University of ...