Gerd Binnig

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Gerd Binnig

Gerd Binnig (born 20 July 1947) is a German physicist, most famous for having won the Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Heinrich Rohrer in 1986 for the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope.


  • Doing physics is much more enjoyable than just learning it. Maybe 'doing it' is the right way of learning, at least as far as I am concerned.
    • in his Nobel biography, edited by Tore Frängsmyr, Gösta Ekspong, Nobelstiftelsen (1993). Physics 1981-1990. World Scientific. p. 383. ISBN 9810207298. 

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