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Leon N Cooper
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Cooper in 2007
Born (1930-02-28) February 28, 1930 (age 92)
Alma mater Columbia University (B.A. 1951, M.A. 1953, Ph.D. 1954)
Known for Superconductivity
Cooper pairs
Awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1972)
Comstock Prize in Physics (1968)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions Brown University
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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