Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > HP's Stanley Williams to discuss nanoscale computing at UCSC's Silicon Valley Center on October 25

 Stanley Williams
Stanley Williams

Abstract:
R. Stanley Williams, a senior fellow at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories and founding director of HP's Quantum Science Research group, will discuss nanoscale computing in a free public lecture on Thursday, October 25, hosted by UC Santa Cruz's Baskin School of Engineering and Silicon Valley Center. Williams's talk, titled "Computing at the nanoscale will employ different physics and logic operations," will take place at 4 p.m. in the World Room, Building 943, NASA Ames Research Center.

HP's Stanley Williams to discuss nanoscale computing at UCSC's Silicon Valley Center on October 25

Santa Cruz, CA | Posted on October 15th, 2007

This will be the final event in the Distinguished Lecture Series marking the 10th anniversary of UCSC's Baskin School of Engineering. Williams will describe several new results that have been achieved in the past year by his Quantum Science Research group, which is exploring new electronic-device concepts and logic operations.

According to Williams, as the size of electronic-device components continues to shrink to the scale of a few nanometers, the fundamental physics governing the properties of the electrons is becoming more quantum mechanical. Therefore, present-day circuit designs and concepts that implicitly regard electrons as classical objects are becoming less valid. Eventually, continued increases in computing capacity at fixed cost will require new device and logic concepts that explicitly incorporate quantum mechanics.

Established in 1994, the Quantum Science Research group is focused on preparing HP for the challenges and opportunities ahead in electronic, photonic, and mechanical device technology as features continue to shrink to the nanometer scale, where quantum mechanics becomes important.

Williams is one of just five active Senior Fellows at HP. For the past 30 years, his primary scientific research has been in the areas of solid-state chemistry and physics, and their applications to technology. This research has evolved into the areas of nanostructures and chemically assembled materials, with an emphasis on the thermodynamics of size and shape. Most recently, he has examined the fundamental limits of information and computing, which has led to his current research in nanoelectronics and nanophotonics.

Williams has received numerous awards for business, scientific, and academic achievement, including the 2004 Joel Birnbaum Prize (the highest internal HP award for research), the 2003 Herman Bloch Medal for Industrial Research, the 2000 Julius Springer Award for Applied Physics, the 2000 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, the Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and a Sloan Foundation Fellowship. He was named to the inaugural Scientific American 50 Top Technology leaders in 2002 and then again in 2005 (the first to be so named twice).

Williams has been awarded more than 50 U.S. patents and has published more than 280 papers in reviewed scientific journals. In 2005, Small Times magazine named the U.S. patent collection he has assembled at HP as the world's top nanotechnology intellectual property portfolio.

Williams received a B.A. in chemical physics from Rice University and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1978. He worked at AT&T Bell Labs from 1978 to 1980 and was a faculty member in the Chemistry Department at UCLA from 1980 to1995.

Building 943 is located next to the NASA Exploration Center at NASA Ames (see directions).

For more information about this lecture, call (831) 459-2158 or e-mail Information about this and other events at the Baskin School of Engineering is also available online.

####

About UC Santa Cruz
In a survey of 60 elite universities, UC Santa Cruz ranked 15th for the percentage of its students whose bachelor's degree led to doctorates. In the UC system, only Berkeley (14th) finished higher.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Tim Stephens
(831) 459-2495

Copyright © UC Santa Cruz

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Academic/Education

Pakistani Students Who Survived Terror Attack to Attend Weeklong “NanoDiscovery Institute” at SUNY Poly CNSE in Albany July 29th, 2015

Deben reports on the use of their CT500 in the X-ray microtomography laboratory at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia July 22nd, 2015

JPK reports on the use of SPM in the Messersmith Group at UC Berkeley looking at biologically inspired polymer adhesives. July 21st, 2015

Renishaw adds Raman analysis to Scanning Electron Microscopy at the University of Sydney, Australia July 9th, 2015

Chip Technology

Small tilt in magnets makes them viable memory chips August 3rd, 2015

Better together: Graphene-nanotube hybrid switches August 3rd, 2015

MIPT researchers clear the way for fast plasmonic chips August 3rd, 2015

Thin films offer promise for ferroelectric devices: Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology demystify the ferroelectric properties observed in hafnium-oxide-based thin films, revealing a potentially useful device material August 3rd, 2015

Nanoelectronics

Small tilt in magnets makes them viable memory chips August 3rd, 2015

Better together: Graphene-nanotube hybrid switches August 3rd, 2015

MIPT researchers clear the way for fast plasmonic chips August 3rd, 2015

Superfast fluorescence sets new speed record: Plasmonic device has speed and efficiency to serve optical computers July 27th, 2015

Announcements

Proving nanoparticles in sunscreen products August 4th, 2015

Global Carbon Nanotubes Industry 2015: Acute Market Reports August 4th, 2015

Nanoparticles Give Antibacterial Properties to Machine-Woven Carpets August 4th, 2015

Diagnosis of Salmonella Bacterium-Caused Food Poisoning by Biosensors August 3rd, 2015

Events/Classes

Advances and Applications in Biosensing, Sensor Power, and Sensor R&D to be Covered at Sensors Global Summit August 1st, 2015

Pakistani Students Who Survived Terror Attack to Attend Weeklong “NanoDiscovery Institute” at SUNY Poly CNSE in Albany July 29th, 2015

March 2016; 6th Int'l Conference on Nanostructures in Iran July 29th, 2015

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events July 28th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project