Nobel Prize Winner Zhores Alferov Dies at 88

  • 13:23 02 March 2019

Nobel Prize Winner Zhores Alferov Dies at 88

The Russian academic made a significant contribution to the creation of modern heterostructure in physics and electronics. He was the inventor of the heterotransistor and won the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Herbert Kroemer and Jack Kilby for the development of semiconductor heterostructures for high-speed optoelectronics, ONA reports.

Nobel Prize winner, Soviet and Russian physicist and academic Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, has died at the age of 88 in St. Petersburg, his wife Tamara told Sputnik on 3 March.

"Zhores Ivanovich died today", Tamara Darskaya stated.

Alferov, born in 1930, specialised in semiconductor heterostructures in physics and electronics. Alferov was the recipient of numerous state and scientific awards and honours.

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