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Alan J. Heeger
Heeger in 2013
BornAlan Jay Heeger
(1936-01-22) January 22, 1936 (age 85)
Sioux City, Iowa, United States
FieldsPhysics, Chemistry
InstitutionsUniversity of Pennsylvania
University of California, Santa Barbara
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska
University of California, Berkeley
Doctoral advisorAlan Portis
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Chemistry (2000)
Balzan Prize
ENI award
Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize (1983)

Alan Jay Heeger (born January 22, 1936) is an American physicist and academic. He won the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He won the prize with Alan G. MacDiarmid and Hideki Shirakawa "for their discovery and development of conductive polymers".[1][2]

Heeger was born in Sioux City, Iowa, to a Jewish family. He grew up in Akron, Iowa.[3]