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28 Oct 2016 - More speed, Less Energy
Roughly speaking, the human brain can perform 100,000 times more operations per second than a single computer chip, using around a tenth of the amount of energy. That makes the brain the indisputable lodestar for the next generation of computer hardware, according to MESA+ professor Wilfred van der Wiel. He and his colleagues, including professor of Programmable Nanosystems Prof. Dr. Ir. Hajo Broersma, are betting on nanomaterials as the key to a brain-like system.
14 Jul 2016 - NE student wins Best Research award
The NanoElectronics group congratulates recent graduate Jordi Hendrix with winning the Best Research award for an outstanding thesis in BSc Electrical Engineering.
27 Jun 2016 - Mini Nobel Prize for Celestine Lawrence
At the Ameland Summer School 2016 Celestine Lawrence won the world famous mini Nobel Prize with his poster on Programmable NanoParticle Networks. This is considered as an important step towards the real-thing
26 Feb 2016 - Studium Generale Lecture on "Darwin on a Chip"
You can find the video on this lecture here
6 Jan 2016 - Spooky interference at a distance
Nanotechnologists at the University of Twente research institute MESA+ have discovered a new fundamental property of electrical currents in very small metal circuits. They show how electrons can spread out over the circuit like waves and cause interference effects at places where no electrical current is driven. The geometry of the circuit plays a key role in this so called nonlocal effect. The interference is a direct consequence of the quantum mechanical wave character of electrons and the specific geometry of the circuit. For designers of quantum computers it is an effect to take account of. The results are published in the British journal Scientific Reports.
5 Jan 2016 - Media-prize for Wilfred van der Wiel
Wilfred van der Wiel has been awarded for the impact in the media of the "Darwin on a Chip" research as well as the "NanoGap" research for early detection of bladder and kidney cancer
(ERC proof of concept grant) in the Nano Electronics group.
19 Oct 2015 - Het brein als inspiratiebron
Idee: een chip met gouden nanobolletjes. De industrie kan veel slimmer elektronica maken door de kunst af te.kijken van de hersenen.
1 Oct 2015 - Volkskrant: Nanolabyrinthe from Twente reassembles the human brain
Ze durven het nog niet hardop te zeggen, maar onderzoekers van de Universiteit Twente hebben een elektrische schakeling ontwikkeld die grote gelijkenis vertoont met de wijze waarop het menselijk brein werkt