Original Drawing of a junction transistor, Signed, on an 8vo black and white photograph. WILLIAM SHOCKLEY.
WILLIAM SHOCKLEY

(1910-89) American physicist and inventor, co-inventor of the silicon based transistor for which he shared the Nobel Prize in physics in 1956. His use of silicon in transistors led the way to the information technology revolution and to its birth place nicknamed "Silicon Valley." Shockley's later views associating race with intelligence sullied his scientific significance.

Original Drawing of a junction transistor, Signed, on an 8vo black and white photograph.

On a close-up bust length photograph showing Shockley against a blackboard with scientific notation, he has drawn a transistor and signed, "W=Shockley." The photo measures 5 x 7.25 inches; the drawing measures approximately 1 inch wide by 3/4 inch high. [book Misc 3-90].

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Price: $275.00

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