John Bardeen, 23 May 1908 - 30 January 1991

@article{Pippard1994JohnB2,
  title={John Bardeen, 23 May 1908 - 30 January 1991},
  author={A. Pippard},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={1994},
  pages={19 - 34}
}
  • A. Pippard
  • Published 1994
  • Physics
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
John Bardeen was the first person to win two Nobel prizes in the same field. He shared the physics prize for the first time in 1956 with Walter Brattain and William Shockley, for the invention of the transistor, and for the second time in 1972 with Leon Cooper and Robert Schrieffer, for the development of the theory of superconductivity which has been known ever since by their initials, BCS. Of these two major achievements the second is unquestionably the greater intellectual triumph, while the… Expand