Bardeen receives Nobel Prize for invention of the transistor | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
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Physics and Electrical Engineering Professor John Bardeen shares the Nobel Prize in Physics for research on semiconductors and the invention of the transistor with former Bell Labs' colleagues, William Brattain, and William Shockley. The researchers had dicovered the transistor effect in late 1947 at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey.

Oct 09, 1956
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John Bardeen
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John Bardeen, holding the famous "music box," the world's first portable transistorized device.