Tuesday, October 9, 2007

2007 Nobel Prize in Physics

(pictures from Nobel Prize.org)

The Nobel Prize in Physics will be split between a French and a German physicist, Albert Fert and Peter Grunberg, respectively, for

the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance
With this discovery, the ability to read data on hard drives became more refined, and therefore, applicable to smaller storage devices such as your ipod. The Nobel Prize Web site has an excellent article on the science behind Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) available here.

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