Carver Mead Celebration Symposium - August 8, 2014
Carver Mead interview: The Life of a Caltech "Lifer"
Carver Mead, "The nature of light: what are photons?", Proc. SPIE 8832,
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? Vol. 883202 (October 1, 2013)
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Keynote Talk at The Nature of Light ? (A part of SPIE Annual Conference)
"The Nature of Light: What are photons?" San Diego, August 2013.
Power Plant Exhibit
Fresno Bee, June 22, 2013 (pdf)
ISSCC 2013 Plenary Session -- The Evolution of Technology
The following links are articles written in response to Carver Mead's
plenary talk given on February 20, 2013 at the International Solid-State
Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco. In May, the plenary video
will be posted both here and publicly on the ISSCC website.
Brief Sketch of Contributions (pdf)
2011 recipient of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the
category of Information and Communication Technologies.
Over a 50-year career, Carver Mead has been the most influential thinker
and pioneer in silicon technology. His contributions to microelectronics
and integrated circuits have been truly foundational and far-reaching.
The richness and diversity of Mead's work is difficult to overstate. His
work from structured silicon designs to device physics to neural
engineering has propelled the entire semiconductor industry and enabled
the vast array of computing devices that permeate our everyday lives. [Read more]
Kavli Futures Symposium, Caltech
Plenty of Room in the Middle:
Nanoscience - The Next 50 Years
"Why OpSIS: Parallels with MOSIS and the
Fabless Semiconductor Industry" Optoelectronic Systems Integration in
Silicon, College of Engineering, University of Washington, February 1,
Carver Mead Oral History
Electric Power History
Gone to Bodie
The Evolution of High Tension Power Distribution
Remnants of the Southern Power Co.
Remnants of The 12th (---) of Christmas
The Kern-1 Line—1907
Postscript to Kern-1 Line—1907 During the fall of 2006, a devastating brush fire ravaged the entire area where we found these specimens. The brush that had sheltered them for 85 years became an inferno, and any porcelain near it was crazed and shattered into small shards. These amazing pieces of electrical history escaped their certain fate by only three years. To read more click here.
Carver interviews Gordon Moore
Gordon E. Moore (PhD '54) and Carver chat about the electronics revolution on September 29, 2005 at the Moore's Law 40th Anniversary. Posted on You Tube in late 2007, conversation begins about 19 minutes into the clip.
Mead with a scale-model hydroelectric power plant he built for educational use. The pump at the lower-left delivers pressurized water through a needle valve to the small Pelton waterwheel in the clear polycarbonate enclosure. The Pelton wheel is mounted on the shaft of a generator located behind the panel. In this photo by Lloyd Watts, the generator is synchronized to the line, as can be seen from the instruments.
Mead and Mike Spadafora with a 1912 crossarm they
discovered in a swamp
in upstate New York.
Mead in the field on an industrial archeology expedition explaining
lineman techniques to Bruce Whistance.
Awarded the National Medal of Technology by President Bush in 2002.
This is the first VLSI class in 1971.