Alan J. Heeger

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Alan J. Heeger
Heeger in 2013
Alan Jay Heeger

(1936-01-22) January 22, 1936 (age 88)
Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska
University of California, Berkeley
SpouseRuth (2 children)
AwardsNobel Prize in Chemistry (2000)
Balzan Prize
ENI award
Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize (1983)
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics, Chemistry
InstitutionsUniversity of Pennsylvania
University of California, Santa Barbara
Doctoral advisorAlan Portis

Alan Jay Heeger (born January 22, 1936) is an American physicist and academic. He won the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He won the prize with Alan G. MacDiarmid and Hideki Shirakawa "for their discovery and development of conductive polymers".[1][2]

Heeger was born in Sioux City, Iowa, to a Jewish family. He grew up in Akron, Iowa.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Shirakawa, Hideki; Louis, Edwin J.; MacDiarmid, Alan G.; Chiang, Chwan K.; Heeger, Alan J. (1977). "Synthesis of electrically conducting organic polymers: Halogen derivatives of polyacetylene, (CH) x". Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications (16): 578. doi:10.1039/C39770000578. Archived from the original on 2017-09-25. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2000: Alan Heeger, Alan G. MacDiarmid, Hideki Shirakawa".
  3. "Alan Heeger - Biographical". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 3 April 2015.