Talk:John Bardeen

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Two Nobel prizes in scientific field[edit]

What is the meaning of "he is the only person to have won two Nobel prizes in a Scientific field"? Perhaps a translation error?

Is Chemistry not a "Scientific field"? If it is, then Marie Curie and Frederick Sanger both also have two "Scientific" Nobels.

I plan to edit to something like "He is one of only three people, the others being Marie Curie and Frederick Sanger, to have won two Nobel prizes in scientific fields, and the only person to have won two Nobels in physics."

--Ethelred 05:25, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

Perhaps the original author meant that Bardeen was the first to win two Nobels in the same scientific field -- a feat which was later equaled by chemist Frederick Sanger.

Hi, added a quote from Bardeen's first postdoctoral student, Ted Poppelbaum, who settled at UIUC and became a professor in the CS dept. Bardeen was a very unassuming man, not good at taking credit for himself, and in CU he was known to more people for throwing great cookouts than for having invented the transistor.

--systemBuilder 24 April 2006

More improvement needed[edit]

I've just learned of Dr. Bardeen's contribution to yet another topic area in physics: black holes. I think this should be added to the text. But I don't feel qualified to add the material.

The biography of John Bardeen is good. However, this biography should be improved. This biography should be one of the best biographies on Wikipedia. Masterpiece2000 08:26, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Whats that line "Hi Im bored" doing there?? -- 15:44, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Well, a user has vandalized the page. I have removed the vandalism. Masterpiece2000 10:12, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

More improvement is needed![edit]

I have added many useful stuff in the biography. However, more improvement in needed. Other users are invited to contribute. Masterpiece2000 (talk) 03:30, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Copyright image?[edit]

I question whether the image of John Bardeen is, in fact, in the public domain.

The justification says that it's a work of Fermilab (i.e. US govt agency and therefore public domain). The picture has simply been lifted from a 2003 Fermilab page: that doesn't prove they created it.

In fact, the image appears (possibly for the first time) on the 1972 Nobel Prize citation:

I assume it was created in 1972, possibly by the Nobel Foundation. If so, it's a copyright image owned by Nobel. (talk) 07:15, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

I've now checked this out a bit more. The image is *not* public domain, so far as I can tell. I believe it is (C) Nobel Foundation 1972. See this page: "...permission from the Nobel Foundation, and in certain cases from the photographer, is required.If permission is granted "© The Nobel Foundation" and the photographer must be indicated." (talk) 20:14, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

I've now marked the image for speedy deletion on Wikimedia Commons so it will probably disappear in due course. (talk) 09:03, 17 November 2008 (UTC)


BCS theory for superconductivity is as much important as transistor and semiconductors. Superconductivity shouldn't be reduced to something that is used in MRI imaging. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:39, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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