Rolf Landauer (1927-1999)

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Science  18 Jun 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5422, pp. 1940
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5422.1940

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Rolf Landauer, an IBM Research scientist known for his pioneering work in electrical conductivity theory and the physics of information, died recently at age 72. In this Retrospective, Charles Bennett (page 1940) reflects on his life and his scientific achievements.