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Encyclopedia > Alan J. Heeger

Alan Jay Heeger (born 22 January 1936 in Sioux City, Iowa) is a United States chemistry and physics academic and Nobel Prize winner. January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sioux City is a city located in Western Iowa. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Chemistry (from Greek χημεία khemeia[1] meaning alchemy) is the science of matter at the atomic to molecular scale, dealing primarily with collections of atoms, such as molecules, crystals, and metals. ... Physics (from the Greek, (phúsis), nature and (phusiké), knowledge of nature) is the science concerned with the discovery and understanding of the fundamental laws which govern matter, energy, space and time. ... Plato is credited with the inception of academia: the body of knowledge, its development and transmission across generations. ... Nobel Prize medal. ...

He earned his Ph.D in Physics from UC Berkeley in 1961. [1] He won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2000 along with Alan G. MacDiarmid and Hideki Shirakawa "for their discovery and development of conductive polymers". He is currently a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His son is the neuroscientist David Heeger. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal, UC Berkeley, UCB, or simply Berkeley) is a prestigious, public, coeducational university situated in the foothills of Berkeley, California to the east of San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate and its bridge. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to the present day. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Alan Graham MacDiarmid (24 April 1927 _ ) is a chemist. ... Professor Hideki Shirakawa 白川 英樹 Shirakawa Hideki, born in Tokyo on August 20, 1936) is a Japanese chemist and winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of conductive polymers together with Alan J. Heeger and Alan G MacDiarmid. ... The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a coeducational public university located on the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara County, California. ... Neuroscience is a field of study which deals with the structure, function, development, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology and pathology of the nervous system. ... David Heeger is a contemporary neuroscientist whose research focuses on biological and artificial vision. ...

External links

  • UCSB profile
  • Nobel Prize Documentation

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University of Pennsylvania's Alan G. MacDiarmid and former Penn physicist Alan J. Heeger are among three winners of ... (607 words)
PHILADELPHIA -- Alan G. MacDiarmid, Ph.D., Blanchard Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of three recipients of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Dr. Heeger, 64, was a physicist on the Penn faculty from 1962 to 1983 and directed the University's Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter from 1974 to 1981.
MacDiarmid, Heeger, and Shirakawa were responsible for the 1977 synthesis and the electrical and chemical doping of polyacetylene, the prototypical conducting polymer, and the rediscovery of polyaniline, now the foremost industrial conducting polymer.
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