Nanowires research in our group has focused on aspects which emphasize differences
in physical behavior between nanowires and their bulk 3D counterparts. Since
bismuth nanowires begin to demonstrate such unique phenomena at large
diameters, relative to most other materials, nanowire research in our group
has focused on bismuth nanowires. We have recently written
a review article on nanowires (given on
the website) which discusses nanowire research broadly and emphasizes
the new phenomenon that can be observed in nanowires. In this review article some
of the nanowire research in our group can be found in relation to the work of others.
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS OF INTEREST
Laura Doughty is Mildred Dresselhaus' Administrative Assistant.
Laura, who is also a performing soprano, generally works full-time (9-5)
three days per week, usually on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Millie was off in Washington during the end of the Clinton
Administration serving as Director of
the Office of Science for the U. S. Department of Energy.
She was sworn in on August 7, 2000 and
was serving the country in this position (with a $3.1 Billion Budget for FY01) until
January 18, 2001. As of January 22, 2001 Millie has been back to work at MIT.
Most semesters Mildred teaches graduate courses at MIT dealing either
with Solid State Physics, group theory as it applies to Solid State
Physics. She also has been teaching special topics courses in Solid State Physics.
The research group has a System of Networked PCs that runs Linux. The
computer is usually referred to as "MGM" after Millie's Group Meeting. The
research group meets regularly with students making informal presentations
on their research work. The announcement for these sessions says "MGM Presents".
Generally, people who know Mildred will call her Millie and her e-mail
address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and other group members have related e-mail addresses.
Millie has been on the MIT faculty since 1967. She has been Institute
Professor since 1985. Her mailing address at MIT is MIT, Room 13-3005,
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. Her phone number is 617-253-6864.
Her fax number is 617-253-6827.
Millie is an enthusiastic violinist and violist. She plays regularly with
her son Carl (Cellist) and other good amateur players from the greater
Boston Area. She is a member of the ACMP (The Amateur Chamber Music Players)
and would like to play with visiting string players or pianists who are
passing through or relocating to the Boston Area. She has just selected and
purchased a carbon fiber bow, which is appropriate for an author on the
science of carbon fibers. This bow has an adjustment for tightening and
loosening the bow's carbon fibers. She likes playing on this new bow very much.
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