Physics & Astronomy Lecture Series: Ilana Percher ’04

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
5:00 pm

Wright Laboratory of Physics

110 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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The Department of Physics & Astronomy hosts guest speaker Ilana Percher ’04, Senior Engineer at Seagate Technology. The title of her presentation is “Magnetic Materials At Work in Hard Disk Drives.”

This lecture, which is free and open to the public, will start at 5 p.m. and be held in-person in Wright 201. The lecture will be preceded by a light reception at 4:30 p.m. in the Anderson Lounge (behind Craig Lecture Hall).

We are also making the presentation available as a Zoom webinar; to receive login information, please register in advance.



Today much of our ever-expanding digital footprint is stored as data in hard disk drives.  I will discuss some of the magnetic physics applied in today's hard disk drives, and technology that enables data storage capacity to grow exponentially over time.  We will talk about high density magnetic storage media, as well as the read and write heads that sense and manipulate the media, with a particular focus on the reader.

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