HP Senior Fellow R. Stanley Williams and three HP Labs researchers
have gathered with past Nobel Laureates and hundreds of other
accomplished researchers at the Lindau Nobel Prize Laureates
Meeting currently being held (26 June to 1 July 2005) in
The event features 47 laureates in chemistry, medicine and
physics and more than 650 researchers from 54 different nations.
HP, which is a sponsor of this year's meeting, aims to create
a platform for dialogue between the scientific and business
communities and to drive research and innovation.
"This is a unique event that provides an opportunity for young
researchers to come together with senior scientists," says
Walter Stahlecker from HP’s Industry Standards Program
"You can't have progress without research and innovation,
and science needs financial backing. That's what makes the
Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau an exemplar of efficacious
cooperation between the realms of science, business, foundations
and government," states Thomas Ellerbeck, member and
spokesperson of the Committee for Meetings of Nobel Laureates.
At HP, distinguished scientists like Williams are pioneering
achievements in areas ranging from basic science to enterprise
computing, imaging and printing and consumer products.
Williams, director of Quantum Science Research at HP Labs,
has received numerous scientific honors, including the 2000
Julius Springer Award for Applied Physics and the 2000 Feynman
Prize in Nanotechnology. The researchers, Wei Wu, Amir Yasseri
and Sean Spillane, are all members of the Quantum Science
The HP Labs team led by Williams has produced a number of
important successes in the field of nanoelectronics, such
as demonstrating a technology that could replace the need
for transistors – the basic building blocks of computers
for the last 50 years.
The team has also created a new way to design future nanoelectronic
circuits using coding theory, an approach currently being
used in certain computer storage and telecommunications
applications. This technology could lead to nearly perfect
manufacturing yields and equipment a thousand times less
expensive than what might be required using future versions
of current technologies.
Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine
convene have convened annually since 1951 in Lindau, Germany,
to have open and informal meetings with students and young
researchers. Traditionally, the meetings rotate by discipline
each year; this year's event is multi-disciplinary,
focusing equally on chemistry, physics, and medicine/physiology.
HP Senior Fellow