Gerd Binnig

German physicist

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]

Gerd Binnig
Gerd Binnig at the Memorial Symposium for Heinrich Rohrer (cropped) 2.jpg
Born (1947-07-20) 20 July 1947 (age 74)
Alma materJ.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt
Known forScanning tunneling microscope, atomic force microscope
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics (1986)
The Elliott Cresson Medal (1987)

Kavli Prize (2016)
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics
InstitutionsIBM Zurich Research Laboratory
Doctoral advisorWerner Martienssen
Eckhardt Hoenig
Doctoral studentsFranz Josef Giessibl

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Gerd Binnig - Biographical". Nobel Media AB. 1986. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Physics 1986 - Press Release". Nobel Media AB. 1986-10-15. Retrieved 2014-01-01.