Heinrich Rohrer#

Heinrich Rohrer
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:1060
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Heinrich Rohrer passed away May 16, 2013.

Positions Held
  • 1997 - present, retired, doing this and that in Science
  • 1963 - 1997 Research staff member and IBM Fellow at the IBM Zurich Reserach Laboratory
  • 1961 - 1963 Post doc at Rutgers University, NJ
  • 1960 Ph.D. Physics, ETH Zurich, CH

Fields of Scholarship
  • Mechanical effects and thermal conductivity of superconductors
  • Kondo effect and magnetoresistance in high pulsed fields
  • Phase transitions and critical phenomena
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy and Sci.&Tech. on the nm scale, in particular nano-mechanics

Honours and Awards
  • 1984: King Faisal Prize for Science, HP Europhysics Price
  • 1986: Nobel prize in Physics
  • 1987: Cresson Medal
  • Many honorary degrees and honorary memberships

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