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William B. Shockley Ph.D.

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

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The estates of William and Emmy Shockley bequeathed William Shockley's papers and a fund to curate and preserve the same to Stanford University Libraries.

William B. Shockley and Emmy L. Shockley trust bequeathed 28 acres of open space along with $50,000 to Auburn Recreation District. The bequeathed space was to be used to establish a regional park for 'passive' purposes, such that the natural beauty would be preserved. The park was to be named, 'Nobel Laureate William B. Shockley and His Wife Emmy L. Shockley Memorial Park'. .

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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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