Ivar Giaever

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Giaever, Ivar


Born Apr. 5, 1929, in Bergen, Norway. American physicist.

Giaever graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim. He worked at the Norwegian Patent Office in Oslo in 1953 and 1954. Giaever, who became associated with the General Electric Company in 1954, moved to the United States in 1957.

Giaever received a Nobel Prize in 1973 for his contribution to the discovery of the tunnel effect in solids and the invention of the tunnel diode.

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