Measured Against Reality

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

2007 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Albert Fert and Peter Gr├╝nberg for Giant Magnetoresistance, or GMR. This is one of those discoveries that really matters, given that it's how hard drive read heads work. I was kind of hoping for a Stanford win (Andre Linde is always one of the people on the short list



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