Brian Josephson

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Brian Josephson
BornBrian David Josephson
(1940-01-04) 4 Januar 1940 (age 80)
Cardiff, Wales
Alma materVarsity o Cambridge (BA, MA, PhD)
Kent forJosephson effect
Hauf-marrae(s)Carol Anne Olivier (m. 1976)[1]
Childerane dauchter[1][2]
Scientific career
ThesisNon-linear conduction in superconductors (1964)
Doctoral advisorBrian Pippard[4]

Brian David Josephson, FRS[3] (born 4 Januar 1940), is a Welsh theoretical pheesicist an professor emeritus o pheesics at the Varsity o Cambridge.[5] Best kent for his pioneerin wirk on superconductivity an quantum tunnellin, he wis awairdit the Nobel Prize in Pheesics in 1973 for his prediction o the Josephson effect, made in 1962 when he wis a 22-year-auld PhD student at Cambridge. Josephson is the anly Welshman tae hae wan a Nobel Prize in Pheesics. He shared the prize wi pheesicists Leo Esaki an Ivar Giaever, wha jyntly received hauf the awaird for thair ain wirk on quantum tunnellin.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 JOSEPHSON, Prof. Brian David. Who's Who. 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. closed access publication – ahint peywaw (subscription needit)
  2. International Who's Who, 1983-84, Europa Publications Limited, 1983, p. 672.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Professor Brian Josephson FRS". London: Royal Society. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2015-11-24.
  4. Josephson, Brian David (1964). Non-linear conduction in superconductors (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge.
  5. "Emeritus Faculty Staff List", Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.
  6. "Brian D. Josephson", Encyclopædia Britannica.