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Professor emeritus of applied physics at Stanford University. Herring was a leader in the field of solid-state physics, the
study of the arrangement and interaction of atoms in solid materials. Solid-state physics forms the theoretical basis of materials
science, with direct applications in technologies such as digital telephones, computers, video games, stereos, radios and
other electronics. In the field of physics, Herring’s greatest contribution was the development of the orthogonalized plane
wave method, a practical way of measuring energy levels of electrons in metals, insulators and semiconductors.
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