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Horst L. Störmer

(b. 1949)


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(1949–) German–American physicist

Störmer was born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, and gained his PhD in physics in 1977 from Stuttgart University. From 1992 to 1998 he was supervisor of the Physical Research Laboratory, Bell Laboratories, where he studied the fractional quantum Hall effect. In 1998 he moved to Columbia University, New York. In 1998 Störmer shared the Nobel Prize for physics with Robert Laughlin and Daniel Tsui, for their discovery and explanation of a new form of quantum fluid with fractionally charged excitations.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics.


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