John Schrieffer, US physicist

John Schrieffer, US physicist

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Credit: EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: John Robert Schrieffer (born 1931), US physicist. Schrieffer studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, nd then carried out graduate work at the University of Illinois, USA, with Bardeen and Cooper. He shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physics with Bardeen and Cooper for theoretical work he did with them on superconductivity. The theory is known as the BCS superconductivity theory, after their initials. Since that work in the 1950s, Schrieffer has worked in England and Denmark, as well as in the USA at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California, and Florida State University. Here, Schrieffer is being photographed as President-elect of the American Physical Society.

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