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Calvin Quate b. 1923

Selected biography

Calvin F. Quate is one of the inventors of the atomic force microscope, along with Gerd Binnig and Christoph Gerber. The three shared the 2015 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience "for the invention and realization of atomic force microscopy, a breakthrough in measurement technology and nanosculpting that continues to have a transformative impact on nanoscience and technology." He is currently a professor emeritus of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.