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Walter Kohn

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During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year, I worked for a small Canadian company which developed electrical instruments for military planes.

— Walter Kohn

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I have just joined the Board of the Population Institute because I am convinced that early stabilization of the world's population is important for the attainment of this objective.

— Walter Kohn

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I was born in 1923 into a middle class Jewish family in Vienna, a few years after the end of World War I, which was disastrous from the Austrian point of view.

— Walter Kohn

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I was fortunate to find an extraordinary mathematics and applied mathematics program in Toronto.

— Walter Kohn

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In particular, I established a reasonably accurate energy threshold for permanent displacement of a nucleus from its regular lattice position, substantially smaller than had been previously presumed.

— Walter Kohn

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My commitment to a humane and peaceful world continues to this day.

— Walter Kohn

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My father, who had lost a brother, fighting on the Austrian side in World War I, was a committed pacifist.

— Walter Kohn

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My project was radiation damage of Si and Ge by energetic electrons, critical for the use of the recently developed semiconductor devices for applications in outer space.

— Walter Kohn

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Originally I had planned to revert to nuclear physics there, in particular the structure of the deuteron.

— Walter Kohn

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Buckley prize in Solid State Physics (American Physical Society 1961)
Davisson-Germer Prize (American Physical Society 1977)
National Medal of Science (1988)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1998)
Austrian Decoration for Science and Art (1999)
Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver with Star for Services to the Republic of Austria (2008)
Harvard University awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Science (May 2012)

See also
List of Jewish Nobel laureates
List of Nobel laureates affiliated with the University of California Santa Barbara. A short but fascinating autobiography may be found on the Nobelist webpage. Another favorite stop for Kohn is in Switzerland at the ETH.

He was awarded with John Pople the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1998. The award recognized their contributions to the understandings of the electronic properties of materials. Walter Samuel Gerst Kohn (born March 9 1923) is an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist.

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