This Biography is about one of the best Physicist John Robert Schrieffer including his Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…
|Biography Of John Robert Schrieffer|
|Real Name||John Robert Schrieffer|
|Personal life of John Robert Schrieffer|
|Born on||31 May 1931|
|Born in||Oak Park, Illinois, USA|
|Family Background of John Robert Schrieffer|
|Father||John H. Schrieffer|
|Spouse/Partner||Anne Grete Thomsen|
|Children||Bolette, Regina, Paul|
|Education||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Awards||National Medal of Science (1983)
Nobel Prize for Physics (1972)
Comstock Prize in Physics (1968)
|Personal Fact of John Robert Schrieffer|
John Robert Schrieffer is an American physicist noted for his contributions in developing the BCS theory, along with fellow American physicists John Bardeen and Leon N Cooper. It was the first successful and widely accepted superconductivity theory. This scientific contribution of the trio won them the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1972. He was still a graduate level student under John Bardeen at the University of Illinois when he worked with Bardeen and Cooper to develop, elucidate and publish the BCS theory of superconductivity, the acronym of which was formed by combining initial letters of surnames of its developers namely Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer in that order.
He aided in explaining the reason behind metals losing their electrical resistance when temperature is quite low. He also contributed in developing another theory that is related to high temperature superconductivity. Over decades he remained an academician imparting education at several universities at different point of time. These include University of Chicago; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; University of Illinois; University of California, Santa Barbara; Florida State University; and Cornell University. He became Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University and Mary Amanda Wood professor in physics at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He received several awards and recognitions including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Comstock Prize in Physics (1968) and the National Medal of Science(1983) among others.
Amidst all the success and accomplishments he had to face a sentence of two years for vehicular manslaughter when he lost control while driving and crashed a vehicle resulting in killing its driver and injuring seven more people. He served his sentence at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility located at the Rock Mountain close to San Diego, California.