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Historic Site: IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Historic Site: IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Photo by Charles Treppeda (IBM)

On December 5, 2013 APS President-Elect Sam Aronson (right) presented a plaque to David McQueeney, IBM Research vice president of Technical Strategy and Worldwide Operations, to recognize the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center as an APS Historic Site. The wording on the plaque reads as follows: “The IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center has been home to numerous physicists who have produced seminal advances in many disciplines and fields of study. Innovations discovered and developed here include dynamic random access memory (DRAM), field-effect transistor scaling laws, semiconductor superlattice structures, specialized lasers and thin-film magnetic recording heads, as well as advances in optical communications and electron microscopy.”

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