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Herbert Kroemer

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Herbert Kroemer
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Herbert Kroemer in 2008
Born (1928-08-25) August 25, 1928 (age 92)
NationalityGermany
United States
Alma materUniversity of Jena
University of Göttingen
Known forDrift-field transistor
Double-heterostructure laser
Heterojunction bipolar transistor
AwardsJ J Ebers Award (1973)
Humboldt Research Award (1994)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2000)
IEEE Medal of Honor[1](2002)
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical Engineering, Applied Physics
InstitutionsFernmeldetechnisches Zentralamt
RCA Laboratories
Varian Associates
University of Colorado
University of California, Santa Barbara
Doctoral advisorFritz Sauter
InfluencesFriedrich Hund
Fritz Houtermans

Herbert Kroemer (born August 25, 1928) is a German-American physicist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000 for "developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed- and opto-electronics".

Kroemer is professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Herbert Kroemer". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 10 August 2011.