Congratulations to Albert Fert and Peter Gruenberg October 9, 2007Posted by gordonwatts in physics life.
They got the Physics Nobel prize. Wow! They were the ones that discovered giant magneto-resistance – which is what has enabled a lot of magnetic storage media (like disk drives). The cool thing is that Albert Fert, who is French, is a director of a lab here that is run by CNRS. CNRS are the people that are funding my stay here in France (actually, they fund all of research in France, of all types). See? I must be smart! I’m connected with a Nobel prize winner! Actually, I’m not so smart; I need to go and learn a bit more about this now.