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’07 Nobel winner to give first ORNL Distinguished Lecture

Albert Fert, who received the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics, will lecture on “Novel Directions in Spintronics: Spin-orbitronics and Magnetic Skyrmions” in the inaugural lecture of the  ORNL Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture will take place in the Iran Thomas Auditorium at the Spallation Neutron Source and will be streamed live to the Toyota Auditorium at UT’s Baker Center for Public Policy. Fert is a condensed-matter physicist at the Thales Group International and was honored for being codiscoverer of giant magnetoresistance. The lecture will occur 70 years to the day after the Graphite Reactor at what is now Oak Ridge National Laboratory reached criticality on November 4, 1943.

Key date: November 4, 2013, at 10 a.m.