Walter Brattain

Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope
Walter Brattain

Name: Walter Brattain

Born: February 10, 1902, Amoy, China

Death: October 13, 1987 (Age: 85)

Computer-related contributions

  • American physicist at Bell Labs who helped invent the transistor.
  • They shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention.
  • He devoted much of his life to research on surface states.

Honors and awards

  • Stuart Ballantine Medal (1952).
  • Nobel Prize in Physics (1956).

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