John Bardeen: The only person to win two Nobel Prizes in physics

L. Hoddeson

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John Bardeen worked on the theory of solids throughout his physics career, winning two Nobel Prizes: the first in 1956 for the invention of the transistor with Walter Brattain and William Shockley; and the second in 1972 for the development with Leon Cooper and JRobert Schrieffer of the Bardeen-Cooper- Schrieffer (BCS) theory of superconductivity. The transistor made possible the information revolution; the BCS theory helped lay the microscopic foundation for the modern theory of condensed matter physics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-668
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Education
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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