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Read through the most famous quotes from Walter Kohn
I was fortunate to find an extraordinary mathematics and applied mathematics program in Toronto. ↗
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. ↗
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Originally I had planned to revert to nuclear physics there, in particular the structure of the deuteron. ↗
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)
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.