Giaevar, Ivar

Giaevar, Ivar

(1929–  ) physicist; born in Bergen, Norway. He came to the U.S.A. to do research for General Electric (1957–88). He and Leo Esaki shared one-half the 1973 Nobel Prize in physics for their work on tunneling in semi- and superconductors. In 1988 he became concurrently a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Oslo.