Walter Houser Brattain
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|Walter Houser Brattain|
Walter Houser Brattain (1902-1987)
February 10, 1902|
Xiamen, Qing China
|Died||October 13, 1987
Seattle, Washington, US
|Fields||Physics, Electronic engineering|
|Alma mater||Whitman College
University of Oregon
University of Minnesota
|Doctoral advisor||John Torrence Tate, Sr.|
|Notable awards||Stuart Ballantine Medal (1952)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1956)
Walter Houser Brattain (February 10, 1902 – October 13, 1987) was an American physicist at Bell Labs who, along with John Bardeen and William Shockley, invented the transistor. They shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention. He devoted much of his life to research on surface states.
Early life and education
- "Walter H. Brattain". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
- Walter H. Brattain : The Nobel Prize in Physics 1956, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Accessed February 18, 2011.
- Oral History interview transcript with Walter Brattain January 1964 & 28 May 1974, Niels Bohr Library and Archives, American Institute of Physics