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Semiconductors and the Age of Intelligence

Jasprit SinghProfessorEECS and Applied Physics
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Over the last 50 years scientists, technologists and users have created the tidal wave known as Moore's law (transistor density doubling every two years, functionality doubling every 18 months) and societies around the world have transformed as a result. Smart functional devices made from semiconductors, piezoelectric materials, magnetic materials, etc. have ushered in the knowledge age. What are the challenges and opportunities from the point of view of "sustainable good life"?

Jasprit Singh (PhD Physics, University of Chicago, 1980) explores using semiconductors for technologies that form the basis of "The Knowledge Age." His additional research interests blend technology and ideas from yoga to explore new designs and practices intended to answer the question, "How can the intersection of best lessons in technology and yoga reduce the gap between knowledge and action?" The answers would lead towards practices and technologies that enhance mindfulness.

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Solid State Electronics Laboratory