Horst Ludwig Störmer

Horst Ludwig Störmer (Source)

Horst Ludwig Störmer (born April 6, 1949 in Frankfurt, Germany) is a German physicist who shared the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics with Daniel Tsui and Robert Laughlin. The three shared the prize "for their discovery of a new form of quantum fluid with fractionally charged excitations" (the fractional quantum Hall effect). He and Tsui worked at Bell Labs at the time of the experiment cited by the Nobel committee, though the experiment itself was carried out in a laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Laughlin did not participate in the experiment but was later able to explain its results.) Horst Störmer studied physics at the J.W. Goethe-Universität at Frankfurt am Main. Since 1997 Störmer has been a professor of physics and applied physics at Columbia University in New York.


  • 1983 Otto Klung Physics Award
  • 1984 Oliver E. Buckley Award, American Physical Society
  • 1998 Benjamin-Franklin-Medal
  • 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics


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