Leon N. Cooper

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Leon N. Cooper

By: Eric Wolfe

Leon N. Cooper


Graduated from Bronx
High School for
Science


1947


1 year at the Institute
for Advanced Study


Leon N. Cooper


Born February 28,
1930 in New York
City


Attended Columbia
University


Received a A.B.,
A.M., and PhD



Director of Brown
University's Center for
Neural Science


Co
-
founder, and Co
-
chairman of Nestor Inc.


Formulating a model of
how the mind works


Research associate at
Illinois


Assistant professor at
Ohio State University


Henry Ledyard Goddard
University Professor at
Brown University

Cooper Pair


Electrons bound together
at low temperatures


Described by Leon Cooper
in 1956


Cooper pair state is
responsible for
superconductivity


BCS theory of
Superconductivity


An effect resulting from condensation of
Cooper pairs


Electrons become unstable near
formations of Cooper Pairs

Superconductors


Superconductor colliders
in CERN


2 types


Type 1: “Soft”
Conductors, coldest
temperature to become
superconductor

Superconductors


Type 2: “Hard”
superconductors


Metallic compounds
and alloys make up
category 2


BCS Theory



Bardeen, Cooper,
and Schrieffer
received Nobel Prize


Magnetic Levitation is
a result of
superconductivity

Awards


Nobel Prize


Physics


Comstock Prize


The Award of
Excellence


Holds several
honorary doctorates


Bibliography


"Leon N. Cooper."
Nobelprize.org
. Web. 22 Feb 2010.
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/197
2/cooper
-
bio.html
.


"Uses for Superconductors."

Superconductors
. Web. 22
Feb 2010.
http://www.superconductors.org/Uses.htm
.



Balazs, Hargittai. "Leon N Cooper."

World Scientific
.
World Scientific Publishing Company, Web. 22 Feb
2010.
http://ebooks.worldscinet.com/ISBN/9781860946844/978
1860946844_0008.html
.