Peter Grunberg

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Peter GrunbergName: Peter Andreas Grunberg

Born: May 18, 1939, in Pilsen, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

Computer-related contributions

  • German physicist and Nobel Prize winner in Physics laureate with his discovery with Albert Fert of giant magnetoresistance. The discovery helped which the breakthrough in gigabyte hard disk drives.

Honors and awards

  • Nobel Prize in Physics (2007).
  • Japan Prize (2007).
  • Wolf Prize in Physics (2006).
  • European Inventor of the Year (2006).