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Klaus von Klitzing

Klaus von KlitzingBorn: 28-Jun-1943
Birthplace: Schroda, Poland

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Physicist

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Quantization of resistance

Born in German occupied Poland during World War II, he moved with his family to West Germany after the war. In 1980 he discovered that resistance in silicon was not analog but instead varied by small discrete amounts, a phenomenon he called the "integer quantization Hall effect". For this discovery he won the Nobel Prize in 1985. He is presently the director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart.

    University: Technical University of Brunswick (1969)
    University: PhD Physics, University of Würzburg (1972)
    Professor: Technical University of Munich (1980-)

    Nobel Prize for Physics 1985
    Pontifical Academy of Sciences


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