Winner of 2014 Millennium Technology Prize
April 09, 2014
Our ability to stream music and videos from the Internet today we owe not least the physicist Stuart Parkin. His inventions in the field of spintronics made it possible to increase the data density on hard drives 1000-fold. For these achievements the director at the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics in Halle and Humboldt Professor at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) is now awarded the Millennium Technology Prize of the Finnish Academy of Technology. The prize of one million euro is considered the Nobel Prize in the field of technical and medical innovations.