German scientist, born 1928. Awarded the Nobel prize in physics 2000. He has been working with high-speed opto-electronic devices and research since mid-70's. Together with Zhores I Alferov he has developed fast transisors and laser diods that are used in CD-players, radio communications and more.
"for developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed- and opto-electronics"
-- Nobel Prize motivation

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