Meaning of Shockley, William in English:

Shockley, William

Pronunciation /ˈʃɒkli/

proper noun

  • (1910–89), British-born US physicist; full name William Bradford Shockley. Shockley and his researchers at Bell Laboratories developed the transistor in 1948 and in 1958 he shared with John Bardeen and Walter Brattain the Nobel Prize for Physics. He later became a controversial figure because of his views on a supposed connection between race and intelligence.