Nano*High - April 12, 2008:
Yuri Suzuki - "Magnetic Storage: How Many Bits Can We Store on the Head of a Pin?"
The trend of information storage has been to store more and more information using less and less space. The modern computer hard drive uses magnetism to store "bits" of information, but the computer of the future could one day encode information in individual atoms! This idea has given birth to a new field of research into nano-scale magnetism called "Sprintronics." Dr. Yuri Suzuki discusses new ideas and advances in this field which have the potential to revolutionize consumer electronics and information technology.
Yuri Suzuki received her Ph.D. in applied physics, specializing in high-temperature superconductors, at Stanford, where she began studying the properties of new materials. She carried out her doctoral research in the area of high-temperature superconductivity with a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship and an ARCS Foundation Fellowship. In the fall of 1994, she joined AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies) as a Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff. She joined the Cornell University faculty in January 1997. She is a member of the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Recently she received an ONR Young Investigator Award, an NSF CAREER award, the Robert Lansing Hardy Award from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), and a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship.
She joined the Berkeley faculty in spring 2003 after five years on the faculty at Cornell University. Her goal at Berkeley is to interact with its outstanding cohort of faculty and students and explore new research directions in photonics and optics.
Sally Nasman, Organizer
Nano*High gratefully acknowledges QB3, the California Institute for Quantitative Biosystems for providing the lecture hall on the University of California Berkeley campus.
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