Forty years ago this month, Niskayuna resident and GE scientist Ivar Giaever learned he had won the Nobel Prize for physics.
General Electric scientist Ivar Giaever, left, accepts the 1973 Nobel Prize in physics as the king of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, looks on during the medal ceremony in Stockholm. (miSci photo)
A native of Norway and the 1973 Nobel Prize winner for physics, retired General Electric scientist Ivar Giaever still lives in Niskayuna. (Bill Buell/Gazette reporter)
Ivar Giaever’s Nobel medal, pictured here, is kept in a local bank vault. (miSci photo)
Ivar Giaever, winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize for physics, sits in the living room of his home on Van Antwerp Road in Niskayuna. (Bill Buell/Gazette reporter)