Ivar Giaever





Ivar Giaever ( Norwegian: Giæver; born April 5, 1929) is a physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Leo Esaki and Brian Josephson "for their discoveries regarding tunnelling phenomena in solids ". Giaever's share of the prize was specifically for his "experimental discoveries regarding tunnelling phenomena in superconductors ". Giaever is an institute professor emeritus at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a professor-at-large at the University of Oslo, and the president of Applied Biophysics.