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World’s First Radio Sundial Dedicated in Memory of Ron Bracewell
The world’s first and only radio sundial has been erected in memory of Ron Bracewell, a professor of electrical engineering and a pioneer in radio astronomy. The sundial was unveiled at the Very Large Array (VLA) Radio Telescope Observatory in New Mexico. It was constructed using pieces of a famous radio telescope that Bracewell built near the Stanford campus.
Bracewell, who died in 2007, was a pioneer in the transition from giant dish antennae to radio telescopes comprised of large-scale arrays of antennae.
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Semiconductor Research Corporation's Aristotle Award
James Harris, the James and Elenor Chesebrough Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering, recently received the 2013 Aristotle Award from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) for "outstanding teaching and a deep committment to the educational experience of his students."
According to the SRC, "The Aristotle Award was created by the SRC Board of Directors in March 1995 to recognize supported faculty whose deep commitment to the educational experience of SRC students has had a profound and continuing impact on their professional performance and consequently a significant impact for members over a long period of time."
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Stanford Engineers Build First Computer Based on Carbon Nanotube Technology
A team of Stanford engineers has built a basic computer using carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has the potential to launch a new generation of electronic devices that run faster, while using less energy, than those made from silicon chips.
This unprecedented feat culminates years of efforts by scientists around the world to harness this promising material.
The achievement is reported today in an article on the cover of Nature Magazine written by Max Shulaker and other doctoral students in electrical engineering. The research was led by Stanford professors Subhasish Mitra and H.S. Philip Wong.
"People have been talking about a new era of carbon nanotube electronics moving beyond silicon," said Mitra, an electrical engineer and computer scientist and Chambers Faculty Scholar of Engineering. "But there have been few demonstrations of complete digital systems using this exciting technology. Here is the proof."
Experts say the Stanford achievement will galvanize efforts to find successors to silicon chips, which could soon encounter physical limits that might prevent them from delivering smaller, faster, cheaper electronic devices.
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2013 CTTC Technical Achievement Award
The Stephen Harris Professor in the School of Engineering and Electrical Engineering Professor Andrea Goldsmith was recently selected to receive the Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) Technical Acheivement Award for 2013. Her citation reads, "For contributions to the analysis of fundamental performance limits for wireless channels and networks."
According to the committee's website, "The award... recognize(s) members of the Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) of the IEEE Communications Society who have been involved with CTTC, have done outstanding work in communication theory, and have achieved a high degree of visibility in the field."
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