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William B. Shockley Ph.D.

William B. Shockley Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1956
Nobel co-recipients John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain


A Biographical Memoir by John L. Moll. National Academy of Sciences. Bio 17 pages; total 21 pages.

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Name: William Bradford Shockley
Birth: 13 February 1910, London, United Kingdom
Death: 12 August 1989, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Institution: Semiconductor Laboratory of Beckman Instruments, Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA
Award: "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect"
Subject: instrumentation, semiconductor technology
Portion of Cash: 1/3
Education, Mentors: B.Sc. Caltech 1932, outstanding teachers: William V. Houston and Professors Richard C. Tolman & Linus Pauling. Ph.D. MIT 1936, mentor Professor J.C. Slater.
Thesis: "Calculation of Electron Wave Functions in Sodium Chloride Crystals".
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