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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.

				
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