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Nobel Laureate speaks of 30 years research leading to award


Albert Fert, the 2007 Nobel Prize Laureate.Albert Fert, the 2007 Nobel Prize Laureate. (hi-res image)

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Oak Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 4, 2013 – Albert Fert, the 2007 Nobel Prize Laureate, spoke to an Oak Ridge National Laboratory audience about his research that led to a phenomenon that enhanced sound quality in iPods and revolutionized the electronics industry.

Fert has spent more than 30 years on this research, which has advanced technology further during the past six years since earning the Nobel Prize.

“It is very gratifying to see that something you had in your mind exists now in a device in our computers,” Fert said after helping to kick off the Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series in Science, Technology and Policy.

The ORNL series during the coming months will promote science, innovation and policy debate.

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