Thursday, June 03, 2010

Congratulations ...

... to Sam Bowden, Rus Bowden's son, who just successfully defended his thesis, and will graduate from Dartmouth with a Ph.D. in Materials Science on June 13. He was also awarded both of the post-doc fellowships he applied for, and has decided to with the one from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. He works with magnetic rings to see how to use these super tiny loops to compute, since they are either magnetized one way or the other. He's also been looking at the nature of different sets of these rings, and how to apply them when you put them next to each other in certain combinations. One strength or benefit is that when there is a power outage, magnetism is not lost. For more about this sort of thing, check out this video:


  1. Thanks very much, Frank. Sam's a great guy too.

    And isn't it so interesting what he's involved with. I had no idea there was a NIST until he told me.


  2. And I had no idea, either. Wish him my best.