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IBM researcher to speak on the future of the hard drive

Eric Fullerton, a researcher at the IBM-Almaden Research Center, will be the first George and Carolyn Arfken Physics Scholar-In-Residence Nov. 13-17.

He will present a public lecture, "Bits of the Future: What’s in Store for Hard Drives?" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in 113 Laws Hall.

Fullerton, who earned a doctorate from the University of California, San Diego, in 1991, previously was a physicist at the Argonne National Laboratory, beginning there as a research assistant in 1987.

He was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1998 "for innovative contributions to understanding the growth, structural characterization and magnetic properties of metallic thin films and superlattices." He was presented Argonne’s Exceptional Performance Award in 1996 and the Alfred B. Focke Award for Outstanding Experimental Research at Harvey Mudd College in 1984.

While in residence, he will also present a physics seminar and a short course on the magnetic properties of materials.

The scholar-in-residence program invites nationally and internationally known physicists to campus for a weeklong visit, allowing greater interaction with students and faculty. It was funded by a gift from retired Miami faculty member George B. Arfken, a physics professor from 1952-83.

Date Published: 11/09/2000
Volume: 20   Number: 15

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