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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There, some of the most intelligent people on Earth were buzzing about comments from Ivar Giaever, a Norwegian physicist and 1973 Nobel Prize winner who claims scientific evidence proves "the temperature has been amazingly stable" over the past 150 years and that he is "terrified by the one-sided propaganda in the media."
* Ivar Giaever (1973) was Norwegian at birth, a US citizen for the award, and spent two years in Canada before linking up with the GE research labs in NY where he received the award.