If you’re going to teach people engineering, - says Stan Cotreau, the Director of the Physics / SEAS Instiructional Instrument Lab (or the Machine Shop, as it's commonly called) - if you’re going to teach them experimental physics, you’ve got to teach them how to work with their hands.
The prize was endowed in 1952 by AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent) and is currently co-sponsored with the HTC-VIA Group, as a means of recognizing outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions to condensed matter physics.
(a) Schematic illustration of isotropic shrinkage of a liquid capsule under hypertonic condition; the capsule shrinks until the osmotic pressure difference becomes negligible. (b) A series of optical microscope images showing isotropic shrinkage of liquid capsules consisting of 10 wt.% aqueous core of PVA with 100 mOsml−1 and ETPTA membrane, where the capsules are dispersed in aqueous solution with 460 mOsml−1. Scale bar, 100 μm. (Figures reprinted by permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd: Nature ©2014.)