Störmer, Horst Ludwig

Störmer, Horst Ludwig,

1949–, German physicist, Ph.D. Univ. of Stuttgart, 1977. He joined the research staff at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, N.J., in 1978. Störmer and Daniel TsuiTsui, Daniel Chee,
1938–, Chinese-American physicist, b. Henan, China, Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1967. He was a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, N.J., from 1968 to 1982, when he joined the faculty at Princeton.
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 were co-recipients, with Robert LaughlinLaughlin, Robert Betts,
1950–, American physicist, b. Visalia, Calif., Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979. Laughlin was a researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1981 to 2004, and has been a professor at Stanford since 1989.
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, of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1998. They discovered that electrons acting together in strong magnetic fields can form new types of quasiparticles that have just a fraction of the electrical charge an electron is supposed to have. Störmer and Tsui observed the phenomenon, which is now known as the fractional quantum Hall effect, in their laboratory in 1982, and Laughlin later explained their observations.
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