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Robert B. Laughlin earned a Ph.D. in Physics from MIT. He went to the Theory Group at Bell Telephone Laboratories, and then onto a research position at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His work on the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect, conducted at the Livermore Lab, led to his co-winning the Nobel Prize.
In 1984, he left for Stanford University. From 2004-2006, Laughlin served as President of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
Laughlin has also won the E.O. Lawrence Award for Physics, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Physics, among other honors.
Renaissance Physicists-Learning from MIT
as author at MIT World Series: Nobel Laureate Speakers,
together with: Steven Weinberg,