|Klaus von Klitzing|
Birthplace: Schroda, Poland
Race or Ethnicity: White
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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