Friday, March 9, 2012

STM links

One of the key people behind the STM images we saw in class is Mike Crommie, now a professor at UC Berkeley.  There are some fine new STM images on the Crommie group website.  (Wait for the images to cycle.)  The links from class were to nano-scale research at UW Madison and to IBM Almaden labs.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Do I have a secret admirer?

Someone, whose email address I don't recognize, sent me a link to a New York Times article about the many inventions that came out of Bell Labs in the middle part of the 20th century.  Transistors, lasers, solar cells, CCDs, fiber optics.... They all depend on quantum physics.  Seems like something I might be interested in, no?