John Robert Schrieffer

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John Robert Schrieffer
Schrieffer in 1972
Born(1931-05-31)May 31, 1931
DiedJuly 27, 2019(2019-07-27) (aged 88)
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
AwardsNational Medal of Science (1983)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1972)
Comstock Prize in Physics (1968)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Pennsylvania
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Florida
Florida State University
University of Birmingham
Doctoral advisorJohn Bardeen

John Robert Schrieffer (/ˈʃrfər/; May 31, 1931 – July 27, 2019) was an American physicist. With John Bardeen and Leon Cooper, he was a recipient of the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physics. He was known for developing the BCS theory. It was the first successful quantum theory of superconductivity.

In 2005, Schrieffer fell asleep while driving and received a sentence of two years in prison for vehicular manslaughter which killed one, and injured seven other people.

Schrieffer died on July 27, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida at the age of 88.[1]

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  1. "Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Schrieffer Dies in Florida". The Associated Press. The New York Times. July 27, 2019. Archived from the original on July 28, 2019. Retrieved August 8, 2019.