Michael Tinkham, superconductivity pioneer, 82

first_imgMichael “Mike” Tinkham, the Rumford Professor of Physics and Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics Emeritus at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of Physics, passed away on Nov. 4. He was 82 years old.Born on Feb. 23, 1928, in Green Lake County, Wis., Tinkham earned his undergraduate degree at Ripon College in 1951 and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees, both in physics, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also spent a year at the Clarendon Laboratory of Oxford as a postdoctoral fellow.He joined the University of California, Berkeley, in 1957, rising to full professor, and then left in 1966 for Harvard, where he remained for the rest of his career.Tinkham’s research focused primarily on superconductivity, as captured in his classic text, “Introduction to Superconductivity.”In his later years he was active in studying the unique properties of materials when sample dimensions are reduced to the nanometer range.In the Journal of Superconductivity, Tinkham’s former student Christopher Lobb, Ph.D. ’80, wrote: “The opportunity to work with Mike … was one of the greatest experiences of my life. As a researcher, Mike’s rare combination of experimental and theoretical ability has kept him at the top of the field for decades.“As a teacher, Mike worked constantly to make things understandable, and did so with enthusiasm and wit. Any success I’ve had since leaving his group has largely been due to what I learned from him …”Tinkham’s awards and honors included election to the National Academy of Sciences; the receipt of the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize; and the Fred E. Saalfeld Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Science in 2005.last_img read more

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Catena expands Deutsch vision with €9.5 million takeover of Dreamworx

first_imgShare Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network, Catena Media continues to expand its German market footprint, confirming the acquisition of Dreamworx Online Ltd for a total consideration of €9.5 million.Updating the market, Catena governance has agreed to acquire all Dreamworx’s related assets and portals active within German sports betting, casino and financial services.German media owner Dreamworx operates high coverage websites Sportwettenanbieter.com, Fussballwetten.de and financial services aggregator DeutscheFXBroker.com.The agreed transaction will see Catena governance pay a €5.5 million cash instalment, combined with a further €4 million in newly issued Catena Media shares.At present, Catena details that Dreamworx assets are expected to generate quarterly sales of approximately €600,000, with an operating margin of approximately 80 percent.Updating investors, Catena CEO Henrik Persson Ekdahl detailed that Dreamworx’s digital assets would be managed by the recently acquired Baybets Malta team, which will move to optimise the future earnings potential of Catena’s expanded german market portfolio.“The assets of Dreamworx will strengthen our position as the leading affiliate in Germany. This will place us in the top position, short-term for the World Cup 2018 as well as long-term,” detailed Henrik Persson Ekdahl. Related Articles Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more

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