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Lillian Hoddeson
(20 Dec 1940 - )

American science historian and author who was a professor of history at University of Illinois. She has been a co-author or author of a number of books on 20th century science and technology, including Crystal Fire: The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information Age, The Rise of the Standard Model: Particle Physics in the 1960s and 70s, and True Genius: The Life and Science of John Bardeen.

Science Quotes by Lillian Hoddeson (2 quotes)

John Bardeen was an avid golfer and a good one. Whenever possible, he sought out golf courses during research or consulting trips. According to the stories, he was as proud of hitting a “hole in one” as he was to win a second Nobel Prize.
— Lillian Hoddeson
In 'John Bardeen: A Place to Win Two Nobel Prizes and Make a Hole in One', collected in Lillian Hoddeson (ed.), No Boundaries: University of Illinois Vignettes (2004), Chap. 16, 257.
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On the morning of 1 November 1956 the US physicist John Bardeen dropped the frying-pan of eggs that he was cooking for breakfast, scattering its contents on the kitchen floor. He had just heard that he had won the Nobel Prize for Physics along with William Shockley and Walter Brattain for their invention of the transistor. That evening Bardeen was startled again, this time by a parade of his colleagues from the University of Illinois marching to the door of his home bearing champagne and singing “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”.
— Lillian Hoddeson
In Abstract for 'John Bardeen: An Extraordinary Physicist', Physics World (2008), 21, No. 4, 22.
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