Gerd Binnig: Physicist

Gerd Binnig, Physicist was born July 20, 1947, Frankfurt am Main, W.Ger. Binnig studied physics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, gaining a bachelor’s degree in 1973 and remaining there do a PhD with in Werner Martienssen’s group, supervised by Eckhardt Hoenig. He received a doctorate from the University of Frankfurt in 1978 and then he joined the IBM Research Laboratory in Z├╝rich, where he and Rohrer designed and built the first scanning tunneling microscope (STM). He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986 for the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope.