Leon Cooper facts for kids
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|
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.
He is also the namesake of the Cooper pair and co-developer of the BCM theory of synaptic plasticity.
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