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  1. John,1908–91, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1956, 1972.
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Historical Examples of bardeen

  • Oh, that Mr. Bardeen ever should have gone away and left me to look after 'em!

    The Curlytops and Their Pets

    Howard R. Garis

  • "I hope they'll be playmates for you," answered Mr. Bardeen.

  • "Yes, my monkey Jack is up there near the chimney," said Mr. Bardeen.

  • Mr. Bardeen lost little time in jumping from the automobile.

  • Mr. Bardeen pointed to little William, who was sobbing in Janet's arms.

British Dictionary definitions for bardeen


  1. John . 1908–91, US physicist and electrical engineer, noted for his research on electrical conduction in solids; shared Nobel prize for physics 1956 for research on semiconductors leading to the invention of the transistor; shared Nobel prize for physics 1972 for contributions to the theory of superconductivity
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bardeen in Science


  1. American physicist who, with William Brattain and William Shockley, invented the transistor in 1947. For this work all three shared a 1956 Nobel Prize for physics. In 1972 Bardeen shared another Nobel Prize for physics with American physicists Leon Neil Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer for their development of the theory of superconductivity.
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