Ilham Fadali, a researcher at Eindhoven Technical University of the Netherlands, received the award of the magazine “Physics World” for the most important visual disclosure of 2020, for her achievements, together with a joint research team from the Netherlands, Germany and Austria, in the process of restructuring some of the atoms used in the electronic chips to gain optical attributes. This may contribute in the future to significant technological advances in computing.
Physics World is one of the largest physical communities in the world, and is essentially an international monthly magazine covering all fields of physics, applied and theoretical, with two awards each year, the first for the most important physical disclosure, and the second for the most important writers.
Data at light speed
In Al Jazeera Net, we had a dialog with Fadali in April 2020, following the publication of her last paper in “nature”, which gave her the prize with her fellow researchers, and she was the co-author of the study.
It aims to develop the capabilities of chips in all types of computer processors, whether those on a smartphone, those used at home, or in large data companies and nuclear reactors.
Thanks to Fadali’s accomplishment and her team, these updates can help electronic chips quickly transfer data over light rather than metal, while keeping the temperature in a safe, less expensive range than usual, increasing the capabilities of computers more than a thousand times as much as current chips.
Competition for the most important disclosure prize in 2020 was not easy. For example, Marcus Henrich and his colleagues at Stockholm University, Sweden, along with an international team, were nominated for the same prize for discovering a mechanism that could foment the quantum “collapse of the Cambodian Overlay,” which could help significantly in the future development of quantum computers.
Among the candidates for the award were researchers Haukun Yu and Lee McColar of the Massachusetts High Institute of Technology in the United States for their achievement in detecting the effect of quantum operations, which take place within the subatomic range, on 10 kilograms of microscopes, which can greatly improve the ability of the LEGO telescope. He is the Nobel Prize-winning, 2017, cultural wave observatory.
On the other hand, researcher Ranga Dias and his colleagues in Rochester University and several American universities are nominated for the prize to enable them to maintain the high connection at room temperature, which was once impossible. Practical super-conduction devices must be cooled to very cold temperatures, which is very expensive and limits the development of wide-ranging technology from magnetic resonance wipers and does not stop at large particle accelerators.
Among the ten candidates who reached the finals of the “physics World” award, Fadali’s research and her companions managed to win, which can help them develop their research in the future.
Ilham Fadali graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at the American University in Cairo in 2013, and then moved to the Catholic University in Loufen, Belgium, and the Technical University of Chamers in Sweden, to have a double doctorate, and recently moved to become a doctorate in the final year at Eindhoven University.