Frasi di John Bardeen
Data di nascita: 23. Maggio 1908
Data di morte: 30. Gennaio 1991
John Bardeen è stato un fisico e ingegnere elettrotecnico statunitense.
È l'unico ad aver vinto due premi Nobel in Fisica, nel 1956 per il transistor, assieme a William Bradford Shockley e Walter Brattain, e nel 1972 per la teoria fondamentale della superconduttività ordinaria assieme a Leon Neil Cooper e John Robert Schrieffer, nota anche come teoria BCS.
Frasi John Bardeen
„Science is a field which grows continuously with ever expanding frontiers. Further, it is truly international in scope. Any particular advance has been preceded by the contributions of those from many lands who have set firm foundations for further developments. The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved.
Further, science is a collaborative effort. The combined results of several people working together is often much more effective than could be that of an individual scientist working alone.“
— John Bardeen
Banquet Speech http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1972/bardeen-speech.html, John Bardeen, The Nobel Prize in Physics 1972
„... I can't work well under the conditions at Bell Labs. Walter and I are looking at a few questions relating to point-contact transistors, but Shockley keeps all the interesting problems for himself.“
— John Bardeen
told to Frederick Seitz as quoted by Lillian Hoddeson in No boundaries: University of Illinois vignettes https://books.google.com/books?id=02eFrTPIo4gC, University of Illinois Press 2004 (quote page 242)