Gerd Binnig

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Birthday
20, 1947
Birthplace
Germany
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
20, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
Germany

About

German physicist who co-developed a scanning and tunneling microscope, which earned him the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics. He was appointed an IBM Fellow in 1987.

Before Fame

At just 10 years of age, without knowing much about the science, he decided to become a physicist.

Trivia

The scanning and tunneling microscope he invented allowed scientists to study individual atoms, a breakthrough for its time.

Family Life

He married Lore Wagler in 1969.

Associated With

Ernst Ruska, his partner in developing the electron microscope, shared his Nobel Prize award.