Ivar Giaever

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Ivar Giæver

Born April 5, 1929 (1929-04-05) (age 85)
Bergen, Norway
Nationality Norway, USA (1964)
Fields Physics
Known for Solid-state physics
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1973)

Ivar Giaever (Norwegian: Giæver; born April 5, 1929) is a Norwegian-American physicist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Leo Esaki and Brian Josephson. They were awarded it for their discoveries about the tunnelling phenomena in solids.[1] He is a professor at the University of Oslo.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Press Release: The 1973 Nobel Prize in Physics". Nobelprize.org. 27 June 2011. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. 1973-10-23. Archived from the original on 2011-06-27. http://www.webcitation.org/5zkhQW7ua. Retrieved 2011-06-27. "The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physics to Leo Esaki, USA, Ivar Giaever, USA and Brian D Josephson, UK. The award is for their discoveries regarding tunneling phenomena in solids"

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