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Jordi Planas Manzano
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A moment for the No-Magnets Several years ago, about a decade Allan MacDonald (now in Austin) mentioned in a talk at annual American Physical Society meeting the words antiferromagnetic spintronics. For many years, this proposal stayed in the fridge. Ten years later, many applications are now starting to be based on those magnets that do not get stuck on the fridge.

The path between academic research and applications is not an easy one. Even more, I believe nobody knows a magic formula to do it in each case. Therefore, each discipline requires its own tricks to make its way quicker to the market. In the attached talk, I explain one possible path to connect PDF papers with PDF invoices.

I want to thank +Greta Radaelli and +Jordi Planas Manzano to encourage me giving a TEDx talk about this. I was going to decline the offer but they both were very convincing. I am still scared because the type of talks I usually give at conferences are miles away from a good TEDx talk. Let's see!

Thanks for reading,
Xavi Marti

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Porsche 935 Turbo JLP-4 by Rosario Liberti Photography

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The Map of Mathematics
The entire field of mathematics summarised in a single map! This shows how pure mathematics and applied mathematics relate to each other and all of the sub-topics they are made from. [ Video ]

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Forget from nano to geo! Jordi Planas says the sky is the limit! I had the pleasure of sharing a breakfast with +Jordi Planas Manzano and +Joan Batet. We met during one of those events they both call TED, in catalan, *T*remendos *E*smorzars del *D*issabte (literally, terrific Saturday brunch). Jordi started working in the 70's assembling magnetic random access memories.

The adventures of this truly old-school entrepreneur brought Jordi to work by and for IBM, Data General, Wang, ICL, Control Data Corporation, Burroughs (the first ATM machines that reached Spain!), NCR, Univac, Honeywell Bull y Textronics and, finally, invited to participate in the design of the Space Shuttle in the second half of the 70's.

Jordi is now curating a blog reviewing those past times of the epic days of space exploration. It is in spanish but you can get google translate to turn it into any language nowadays. It is definitely worth the view and the read (about 8 mins). Follow this link: jordi.planas.cat/2008/11/mis-especiales-aventuras-espaciales.html

In the next posts, we will review the adventures of the other breakfast pal, inventor and world explorer +Joan Batet crossing the Sahara desert by car and how he realized that the metals of the car were distorting the magnetic compass. Back in those days, without GPS, the magnetic perturbation of a metal could mean live or death.


Thanks for visiting Magnets Solve Problems,

Xavi


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Forget from nano to geo! Jordi Planas says the sky is the limit! I had the pleasure of sharing a breakfast with +Jordi Planas Manzano and +Joan Batet. We met during one of those events they both call TED, in catalan, *T*remendos *E*smorzars del *D*issabte (literally, terrific Saturday brunch). Jordi started working in the 70's assembling magnetic random access memories.

The adventures of this truly old-school entrepreneur brought Jordi to work by and for IBM, Data General, Wang, ICL, Control Data Corporation, Burroughs (the first ATM machines that reached Spain!), NCR, Univac, Honeywell Bull y Textronics and, finally, invited to participate in the design of the Space Shuttle in the second half of the 70's.

Jordi is now curating a blog reviewing those past times of the epic days of space exploration. It is in spanish but you can get google translate to turn it into any language nowadays. It is definitely worth the view and the read (about 8 mins). Follow this link: jordi.planas.cat/2008/11/mis-especiales-aventuras-espaciales.html

In the next posts, we will review the adventures of the other breakfast pal, inventor and world explorer +Joan Batet crossing the Sahara desert by car and how he realized that the metals of the car were distorting the magnetic compass. Back in those days, without GPS, the magnetic perturbation of a metal could mean live or death.


Thanks for visiting Magnets Solve Problems,

Xavi


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6 of 7 BA's Concorde aircrafts (1986)
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