Brattain, Walter Houser (1902–1987)
American physicist who shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics
with William Shockley and John Bardeen for
their development of the transistor.
Brattain joined the Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1929 as a research physicist
and concentrated on research in solid-state physics. In 1967 he became professor
at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.