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Herbert Kroemer
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Herbert Kroemer in 2008
Born August 25, 1928 (1928-08-25) (age 92)
Nationality Germany
United States
Alma mater University of Jena
University of Göttingen
Known for Drift-field transistor
Double-heterostructure laser
Heterojunction bipolar transistor
Awards J J Ebers Award (1973)
Humboldt Research Award (1994)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2000)
IEEE Medal of Honor(2002)
Scientific career
Fields Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics
Institutions Fernmeldetechnisches Zentralamt
RCA Laboratories
Varian Associates
University of Colorado
University of California, Santa Barbara
Doctoral advisor Fritz Sauter
Influences Friedrich Hund
Fritz Houtermans

Herbert Kroemer (born August 25, 1928) is a German-American physicist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000 for "developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed- and opto-electronics".

Kroemer is professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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