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Nanoelectronics - Nanoelectrics - Nanomechanics

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Abstract:


Type of Seminar:
New Vistas
Speaker:
Dr. Heinrich Rohrer
IBM Forschungslabor, CH
Date/Time:
Jan 05, 1998   17:15
Location:

ETH Zentrum ETF E1
Contact Person:

Prof. Morari
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Biographical Sketch:
Heinrich Rohrer, born on June 6, 1933 in Buch (SG), Switzerland, is an IBM Fellow and works at the IBM Research Laboratory in Rüschlikon, Switzerland. He studied at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich and graduated in 1960 in Experimental Physics with a thesis on "Volume changes during phase transition to superconductivity?" Following a two years post doc stay at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, doing research in the field of supra conductors, he joined IBM Research Laboratory in Rüschlikon as a research associate. A most productive collaboration with Gerd Binnig on scanning tunneling microscopy which began in the late 1970s was honored in 1984 with the Award of the European Society of Physics and the King Feisal Award for Science, as well as in 1988 with the Nobel Prize for Physics. The practical value of this invention was recognized in 1994 by induction into the US National Inventors Hall of Fame. Furthermore, Heinrich Rohrer is a member of the ETH Council, the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences and Foreign Associate of the US Academy of Science, doctor h.c. of numerous universities, honorary member of various scientific and technical societies and has been granted a number of other awards.