John Bardeen, who graduated from Madison Central High School in 1923, is the only
person to win the Nobel Prize for Physics twice. In 1956, Bardeen, whose father,
Charles Russell Bardeen, was the founder of the Medical School at the University
of Wisconsin, shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Walter Houser Brattain and
William Bradford Shockley. It was awarded for "for their researches on
semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect." In 1972, Bardeen
shared The Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon Neil Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer.
It was awarded for "for their jointly developed theory of superconductivity,
usually called the BCS-theory."
Interred at Forest Hill