Leon N Cooper (born February 28, 1930) is an American physicist. He won the Nobel Prize for Physics with John Bardeen and John Robert Schrieffer in 1972. He helped developed the BCS theory of superconductivity.
Leon N Cooper
Cooper in 2007
|Born||February 28, 1930|
Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Columbia University (B.A. 1951, M.A. 1953, Ph.D. 1954)|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Physics (1972)|
Comstock Prize in Physics (1968)
|Doctoral advisor||Robert Serber|
- Many printed materials, including the Nobel Prize website, have referred to Cooper as "Leon Neil Cooper". However, the middle initial N does not stand for Neil, or for any other name. The correct form of the name is, thus, "Leon N Cooper", with no abbreviation dots
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