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    Q   Have any IBM employees ever won the Nobel Prize?    
    A   IBM is fortunate to have had five employees who have won the Nobel Prize. They are: Leo Esaki, of the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., in 1973, for work in semiconductors; Gerd Bining and Heinrich Rohrer, of the Zurich Research Center, in 1986, for the scanning tunneling microscope; and Georg Bednorz and Alex Mueller, also of Zurich, in 1987, for research in superconductivity.      
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