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Gerd Binnig
Born (1947-07-20) 20 July 1947 (age 74)
Frankfurt am Main, Allied-occupied Germany
InstitutionsIBM Zurich Research Laboratory
Alma materJ.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt
Doctoral advisorWerner Martienssen
Eckhardt Hoenig
Doctoral studentsFranz Josef Giessibl
Known forScanning tunneling microscope, atomic force microscope
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Physics (1986)
The Elliott Cresson Medal (1987)

Kavli Prize (2016)
This person won a Nobel Prize
Gerd Binnig (born 20 July 1947[1]) is a German physicist. He is most famous for having won the Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Heinrich Rohrer in 1986 for the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope.[2]