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Ivar Giaever

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Ivar Giæver
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Born (1929-04-05) April 5, 1929 (age 93)
NationalityNorway, USA (1964)
Known forSolid-state physics
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics (1973)
Scientific career

Ivar Giaever (Norwegian: GiæverLua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Category handler/data' not found.; born April 5, 1929) is a Norwegian-American physicist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Leo Esaki and Brian Josephson. They were awarded it for their discoveries about the tunnelling phenomena in solids.[1] He is a professor at the University of Oslo.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Press Release: The 1973 Nobel Prize in Physics". 27 June 2011. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. 1973-10-23. "The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physics to Leo Esaki, USA, Ivar Giaever, USA and Brian D Josephson, UK. The award is for their discoveries regarding tunneling phenomena in solids" 

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