Robert B. Laughlin

American physicist

Robert Betts Laughlin (born November 1, 1950) is an American physicist and Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University.[1] Along with Horst L. Störmer and Daniel C. Tsui, he was awarded a share of the 1998 Nobel Prize in physics for their explanation of the fractional quantum Hall effect.

Robert Betts Laughlin
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Born (1950-11-01) November 1, 1950 (age 71)
Visalia, California, United States
NationalityUnited States
Alma materMIT
University of California, Berkeley
Known forQuantum Hall effect
AwardsE. O. Lawrence Award (1984)
Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize (1986)
Nobel Prize in physics (1998)
The Franklin Medal (1998)
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical physics
Doctoral advisorJohn D. Joannopoulos


  1. Robert Laughlin – Stanford Physics Faculty. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.