Brattain, Walter Houser (1902–1987)

Walter Brattain

Walter Brattain was an 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.