Ivar Giaever

Physicist, Academic

1929 –

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Who is Ivar Giaever?

Ivar Giaever is a physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Leo Esaki and Brian Josephson "for their discoveries regarding tunnelling phenomena in solids". Giaever's share of the prize was specifically for his "experimental discoveries regarding tunnelling phenomena in superconductors". Giaever is an institute professor emeritus at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a professor-at-large at the University of Oslo, and the president of Applied Biophysics.

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Born
Apr 5, 1929
Bergen
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Norway
Profession
Education
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Norwegian Institute of Technology
Employment
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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