(left to right): John Bardeen (1908-1991), William Bradford Shockley (1910-1989), Charles Hard Townes (b. 1915), and Walter Houser Brattain (1902-1987)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0358]

Creator: Petrovec, Joe

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: February 1967

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2007-0358

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Summary

Group photo of four Nobel laureates at retirement ceremonies at Bell Laboratories for Walter Houser Brattain (1902-1987). In 1967, John Bardeen (1908-1991), who had worked at Bell Laboratories, was on faculty at University of Illinois; William Bradford Shockley (1910-1989) was on faculty at Stanford University; Charles Hard Townes was at MIT (he moved to University of California-Berkeley later that year). Bardeen, Shockley, and Walter Brattain had shared Nobel Prize in 1956 for work that led to development of transistor; Townes shared a Nobel in physics in 1955 with two Soviet scientists; Bardeen received a second Nobel in physics in 1972.

Subject

  • Shockley, William 1910-
  • Brattain, Walter H (Walter Houser) 1902-1987
  • Bardeen, John
  • Townes, Charles H
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus)
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Stanford University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bell Telephone Laboratories

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2007-0358

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

February 1967

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Topic

  • Nobel Prizes
  • Physics

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0358]

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