Thursday, 22 June 2017

Bell Labs looks to future as researchers win Nobel prize

By Joanne Taaffe, Total Telecom
Wednesday 07 October 09

Gee Rittenhouse, Bell Labs vice president and head of research, discusses the challenges facing today's Bell Labs researchers.

Bell Labs' researchers have every excuse to be nursing hangovers. "There were a lot of parties" on Tuesday to celebrate the awarding of the 2009 Nobel prize for physics to former Bell Lab researchers Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith, said Gee Rittenhouse, Bell Labs vice president and head of research, in an interview with Total Telecom on Wednesday. Boyle and Smith won the prize for the invention of the imaging semiconductor circuit, which is used in digital and video cameras. But the Bell Labs in which Boyle and Smith worked during the 1950s…

Bell Labs' researchers have every excuse to be nursing hangovers. "There were a lot of parties" on Tuesday to celebrate the awarding of the 2009 Nobel prize for physics to former Bell Lab researchers Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith, said Gee Rittenhouse, Bell Labs vice president and head of research, in an interview with Total Telecom on Wednesday. Boyle and Smith won the prize for the invention of the imaging semiconductor circuit, which is used in digital and video cameras. But the Bell Labs in which Boyle and Smith worked during the 1950s…

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