Nobel Lectures In Physics (2006-2010) (Hardback)Lars Brink (editor)
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The very detailed observations that the Laureates have carried out from the COBE satellite have played a major role in the development of modern cosmology into a precise science.(2007) to Albert Fert and Peter Grunberg "for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance"
Applications of this phenomenon have revolutionized techniques for retrieving data from hard disks. The discovery also plays a major role in various magnetic sensors as well as for the development of a new generation of electronics. The use of Giant Magnetoresistance can be regarded as one of the first major applications of nanotechnology.(2008) to Yoichiro Nambu "for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics", and to Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa "for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature"
Why is there something instead of nothing? Why are there so many different elementary particles? The Laureates presented theoretical insights that give us a deeper understanding of what happens far inside the tiniest building blocks of matter.(2009) to Charles Kuen Kao "for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication", and to Willard S Boyle and George E Smith "for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit - the CCD sensor"
Kao's discoveries have paved the way for optical fiber technology, which today is used for almost all telephony and data communication. Boyle and Smith have invented a digital image sensor - CCD, or charge-coupled device - which today has become an electronic eye in almost all areas of photography.(2010) to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene"
The Laureates have shown that a thin flake of ordinary carbon, just one atom thick, has exceptional properties that originate from the remarkable world of quantum physics.
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 998 g
Dimensions: 251 x 173 x 28 mm
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