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What is spin? : A Nobel Prize Winner’s Explanation

What is spin? : A Nobel Prize Winner’s Explanation

This week I bring you a video in which respected spintronicist and Nobel Prize winner and discoverer of giant magnetoresistance (GMR),  Albert Fert answers questions put to him by people on the internet. The one that caught my eye is one that we all have trouble answering in any coherent manner: “What is spin?”. This is one of those videos which, like last week, is the first in a chain and how far you want to go down the youtube rabbit hole is entirely up to you. Other videos in the series include speculation about future Nobel Prizes, the tale of the discovery of GMR and advice to graduate students.

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