John Robert Schrieffer
|Born||May 31, 1931|
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||July 27, 2019 (aged 88)|
Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
|Awards||National Medal of Science (1983)|
Nobel Prize in Physics (1972)
Comstock Prize in Physics (1968)
|Institutions||University of Pennsylvania|
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Florida
Florida State University
University of Birmingham
|Doctoral advisor||John Bardeen|
John Robert Schrieffer (//; 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.
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- "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.