iPod hard-drive inventors land Nobel Prize

by admin October 10, 2007 at 9:06 am

The vast memories of modern electronic gizmos, from computers to iPods, all depend on an advance that today is recognised by the Nobel prize for physics.

France’s Albert Fert and German Peter Grünberg share the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics, worth £750,000 for a discovery that today lets billions of computer users worldwide store reams of data on computer hard drives and in the future could herald new developments in electronics.

It is thanks to this technology that it has been possible to miniaturise hard disks radically in recent years.

Full article: telegraph.co.uk