Walter Houser Brattain

Physicist, Academic

1902 – 1987

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Who was Walter Houser Brattain?

Walter Houser Brattain was an American physicist at Bell Labs who, along with John Bardeen and William Shockley, invented the transistor. They shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention. He devoted much of his life to research on surface states.

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Born
Feb 10, 1902
China-Amoy
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Oregon
  • Whitman College
  • Princeton University
Employment
  • Bell Labs
Lived in
  • United States of America
Died
Oct 13, 1987
Seattle

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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