Alan J. Heeger

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Birthday
22, 1936
Birthplace
Iowa
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1936 (age 82)
Birthplace
Iowa

About

American physicist, academic and Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry. He spent over thirty years as a professor in the Physics Department and the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Before Fame

He earned a B.S. in physics and mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1957, before getting his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1961.

Trivia

He won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2000, along with two other chemists, for their discovery and development of conductive polymers.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife Ruth.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize three years before Peter Agre did.