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John Robert Schrieffer
Schrieffer in 1972
Born(1931-05-31)May 31, 1931
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJuly 27, 2019(2019-07-27) (aged 88)
Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
InstitutionsUniversity of Pennsylvania
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Florida
Florida State University
University of Birmingham
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Doctoral advisorJohn Bardeen
Notable awardsNational Medal of Science (1983)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1972)
Comstock Prize in Physics (1968)
This person won a Nobel Prize
John Robert Schrieffer (/ˈʃrfər/; May 31, 1931 – July 27, 2019) was an American physicist. With John Bardeen and Leon Cooper, he was a recipient of the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physics. He was known for developing the BCS theory. It was the first successful quantum theory of superconductivity.

In 2005, Schrieffer fell asleep while driving and received a sentence of two years in prison for vehicular manslaughter which killed one, and injured seven other people.

Schrieffer died on July 27, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida at the age of 88.[1]