Shown here is Parkin's research microscope. A lot of what you are looking at are the vacuum tubes. Parkin is one of the reigning celebrities in thin-film magnetic research. His work on thin magnetic film structures allowed IBM, among others, to exploit the giant magnetoresistive effect to significantly boost the density of hard drives.
April 10, 2008 11:00 AM PDT
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| Caption by: Michael Kanellos
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