Two more Nobelists who worked at Bell Labs

[Note: This item comes from friend Dave Burstein. DLH]

From: Dave Burstein <>
Subject: Two more Nobelists who worked at Bell Labs
Date: October 4, 2016 at 10:06:04 AM EDT

Dave, Dewayne

Today’s Nobel in Physics is another reminder of how much we lost when we cut back on research. Two of the three winners were at Bell Labs, although I don’t know if that’s where they did the work that led to the prize.

Cable is far ahead of the telcos in the U.S., partly because the telcos killed Bellcore while the cablecos increased funding for CableLabs.

The good news is that I’ve seen some important technical initiatives coming from telcos recently. AT&T has made a massive commitment to software defined networks; posts from AT&T are very prominent in the related open source projects.

British Telecom played a crucial role in defining the amendments that were supported at the ITU last week. Trevor Linney of led the work that proved higher power and longer reach were practical.

From the Times

Dr. Haldane, 65, was born in London. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge, where he was also an undergraduate, in 1978. He worked at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France, the University of Southern California, Bell Laboratories and the University of California, San Diego, before joining Princeton in 1990.

Dr. Kosterlitz, was born in 1942 in Aberdeen, Scotland, and received his doctorate in high energy physics from Oxford University in 1969. He has worked at the University of Birmingham; at the Instituto di Fisica Teorica in Turin, Italy; and Cornell, Princeton, Bell Laboratories and Harvard.


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