John Bardeen, Walter Houser Brattain and William Bradford Shockley received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 for the invention of:

dimmer
resistor
optical fiber
transistor
The tran­sis­tor heralded in the “In­for­ma­tion Age” and paved the way for the de­vel­op­ment of almost every elec­tron­ic device, from radios to com­put­ers to space shut­tles. For their mon­u­men­tal “re­search­es on semi­con­duc­tors and their dis­cov­ery of the tran­sis­tor ef­fec­t,"4 Bardeen, Shockley and Brattain were pre­sent­ed with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956.

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dimmer
resistor
optical fiber
transistor
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flagthe Netherlands
13%
6%
13%
66%
15
flagGermany
11%
16%
19%
52%
36
flagPoland
16%
21%
16%
44%
3593
flagUnknown
20%
26%
11%
40%
534
flagthe United Kingdom
14%
20%
22%
38%
67
flagthe United States
35%
21%
14%
28%
14

Gender

men42%
women35%
dimmer
19%
19%
resistor
25%
25%
optical fiber
13%
20%
transistor
42%
35%

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