Bardeen, John

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From the description of Reminiscences of John Bardeen : oral history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122586692

John Bardeen (1908-1991). Physicist (solid state). Research physicist, Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1945-1951; Professor of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, from 1951. Nobel Prize in Physics, 1956 and 1972.

From the description of Superconductivity and other macroscopic quantum systems [videorecording] / 1990 April 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305337

Mathematician.

From the description of Oral history interview with John Bardeen, 1984 May 29. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63297188

John Bardeen (1908-1991). Physicist (solid state). Research physicist, Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1945-1951; Prof. of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, from 1951. Nobel Prize in Physics, 1956 and 1972.

From the description of Oral history interviews with John Bardeen, 1977-1978. (American Institute of Physics). WorldCat record id: 84447555

From the description of Oral history interview with John Bardeen, 1980 February 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79021334

Physicist, 1908-1991.

From the description of Oral history interview with John Bardeen, 1984 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81609548

May 23, 1908 Born, Madison, Wisconsin - son of Medical School Dean Charles R. Bardeen and Althea Harmer

1923 University High and Madison Central

1928 B.S. Wisconsin, Electrical Engineering. Western Electric. Edward Bennett electrodynamics course

1929 M.S. Wisconsin, Electrical Engineering.�??�?  J. H. Van Vleck

1930-33 Geophysicists, Gulf Research and Development Corporation - Leo J. Peters

1936 Ph.D. Princeton, Mathematics and Physics.�??�?  E. P. Wigner

1935-38 Junior Fellow, Harvard.�??�?  J. H. Van Vleck and P. W. Bridgman

1938 Married Jane Maxwell, July 18

1939-41 Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Minnesota

1941-45 Principal Physicist, U. S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory (Washington D.C.), magnetism and minesweeping

1945-51 Radar, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey

1947 Surface physics - properties of contacts between metals of semi-conductors depend on electron behavior in surface energy levels

1948 Transistors with William B. Shockley and Walter Brattain.�??�?  Point contact type

1951-75 Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois.�??�?  Louis Ridenour.�??�?  Xerox Corporation

1952 Transistor literature

March 1953 Fortune article on transistors

Theoretical understanding of semiconductors

Explained why metal-germanium contact gives effect of a PN junction in a emiconductor - in terms of surface energy states

1956 National Academy of Science member

1957 Theory of Superconductivity - vanishing of electrical resistance of some metals at low temperatures

1975 Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois

January 30, 1991 Died, Boston, Massachusetts

Research Areas:

Electrical conduction in semiconductors and metals; surface properties of semiconductors; theory of superconductivity; and diffusion of atoms in solids

Prizes and Honors:

1952 Ballantine Medal, Franklin Institute

1954 Buckley Prize (solid state)

1955 Scott Medal, D.Sc. Union

1956 Nobel Prize for Physics

1960 D.Sc. University of Wisconsin

1962 London Prize

1972 Nobel Prize for Physics

1974 D.Sc. University of Illinois

1977 Presidential Medal of Freedom

1987 Lomonosov Award, Soviet Academy of Sciences

1990 John Bardeen Chair in Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering Established at University of Illinois

From the guide to the John Bardeen Papers, 1910-91, (University of Illinois Archives)

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creatorOf Bardeen, John. The beginnings of solid state physics [sound recording] : a symposium / organized by Sir Nevill Mott, held 30 April - 2 May 1979. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Brattain, Walter Houser, 1902-. [Envelope] 1973 July 10, New York, N.Y., First Day of Issue / Walter Brattain, Wm. Shockley, John Bardeen. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Flatow, Ira, Executive producer and narrator. Transistorized! [videorecording] / co-production of ScienCentral and Twin Cities Public Television; producer, Gino Del Guercio; executive producer and narrator, Ira Flatow, 1998. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf American Physical Society. Annual Meeting (1969 : New York, N.Y.). Joint ceremonial session of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers [sound recording] / 1969 February 4. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf American Physical Society. Annual Meeting (1973 : New York, N.Y.). Joint general interest session of the American Physical Society and the Society of Physics Students [sound recording] : Twenty-five years of transistors; 1973 January 29. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Bardeen, John, 1908-. Oral history interview with John Bardeen, 1984 May 29. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bardeen, John, 1908-. Autograph. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Nier, Alfred O. (Alfred Otto), 1911-1994. Alfred O.C. Nier papers, 1930-1996. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Physics. Centennial history file, 1990-1991. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Bardeen, John. Oral history interview with John Bardeen, 1984 May 29. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Beams, Jesse W. (Jesse Wakefield), 1898-1977. Papers of Jesse W. Beams [manuscript], 1926-1977. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf John Bardeen Papers, 1910-91 University of Illinois Archives
referencedIn Herring, William Conyers, 1914-. Oral history interview with William Conyers Herring, 1974 July 23, 29, 31 October. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931-. Oral history interview with John Robert Schrieffer, 1974 September 26 and 1976 January 19. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn AT & T Archives. Archives. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Bardeen, John. Superconductivity and other macroscopic quantum systems [videorecording] / 1990 April 27. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Bardeen, John. Reminiscences of John Bardeen : oral history, 1963. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Harvard University. Society of Fellows. Harvard University Society of Fellows 'Conversations', 1998. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Niels Bohr Library. History of physics audio-visual collection, circa 1918-1996, 1960-1988 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Alfred O.C. Nier papers, 1930-1996 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
creatorOf Bardeen, John. Oral history interview with John Bardeen, 1980 February 13. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Bardeen, John. Oral history interviews with John Bardeen, 1977-1978. American Institute of Physics
referencedIn Bohm, David. Oral history interview with David Bohm, 1981 May 8. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Herring, William Conyers, 1914-. Oral history interview with William Conyers Herring, 2000 August 5. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-. Oral history interview with Philip Anderson, 1999. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Physics. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Physics centennial history file, 1990-1991. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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associatedWith American Physical Society. Annual Meeting (1969 : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith American Physical Society. Annual Meeting (1973 : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923- person
associatedWith Aspray, William person
associatedWith AT & T Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Beams, Jesse W. (Jesse Wakefield), 1898-1977. person
associatedWith Bell Telephone Laboratories, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Bohm, David. person
associatedWith Brattain, Walter Houser, 1902- person
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Harvard University. Society of Fellows. corporateBody
associatedWith Herring, William Conyers, 1914- person
associatedWith Hoddeson, Lillian, person
associatedWith Niels Bohr Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Nier, Alfred O. (Alfred Otto), 1911-1994. person
associatedWith Princeton University. Dept. of Mathematics. corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. Dept. of Physics. corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. Dept. of Physics. corporateBody
associatedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
associatedWith Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931- person
associatedWith Shockley, William, 1910-1989. person
associatedWith Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976. person
associatedWith University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Physics. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Physics. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899- person
associatedWith Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995. person
associatedWith Zuckerman, Harriet A., person
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Superconductivity
Mathematics--Study and teaching
Physics
Physicists--Interviews
Theoretical physics
Geophysics
Princeton University
Junction transistors
Electrical engineering--Study and teaching
Electrical engineering
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics--Science and Technology
Many Body Theory
University of Illinois Center for Advanced Study
Nobel prizes
Transistors
University of Wisconsin--Madison
Superfluidity--History
Bell Laboratories
Xerography
Transistors--History
Superconductivity--History
Solid state physics
Naval Ordnance Laboratory
Harvard University
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Death 1991-01-30

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