December 10, 2009
These two did something (independently) that someone else got the whole credit for. These people have gone down history remaining relatively obscure. Who are they, what did they do, and who got the credit?
Cracked by everyone!
- Julius Edgar Lillenfield
- Oskar Heil
Both chaps independently invented devices that could be considered transistors, but failed to pursue them enough. Shockly, Bardeen, and Brattain eventually went ahead and created what we call the transistor today.