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Universe of Scales: From Nanotechnology to Cosmology

Symposium in Honor of Minoru M. Freund

  • Friedemann Freund
  • Stephanie Langhoff
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 150)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Memories of a Great Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Friedemann Freund, Hisako Matsubara
      Pages 3-3
    3. Pete Worden
      Pages 5-6
    4. Steve Zornetzer
      Pages 7-7
    5. Alan Weston
      Pages 9-10
    6. David Morse
      Pages 11-11
    7. Robert Dumais
      Pages 13-14
    8. R. Norris Keeler
      Pages 15-16
    9. Friedemann Freund
      Pages 17-20
  3. Science Chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Michael D. Bicay
      Pages 23-32
    3. Yvonne Pendleton
      Pages 33-36
    4. V. I. Yukalov, D. Sornette
      Pages 37-53
    5. Douglas Currie, James Williams, Simone Dell’Agnello, Giovanni Delle Monache, Bradford Behr, Kris Zacny
      Pages 83-108
    6. Vyacheslav Kunitsyn, Elena Andreeva, Ivan Nesterov, Artem Padokhin, Dmitrii Gribkov, Douglas A. Rekenthaler
      Pages 109-132
    7. Jorge A. Heraud P.
      Pages 133-157

About these proceedings


The presentations at this NASA-hosted Symposium in honor of Mino Freund will touch upon the fields, to which his prolific mind has made significant contributions. These include low temperature physics, cosmology, and nanotechnology with its wide-ranging applicability to material science, neuroscience, Earth sciences and satellite technology.  To learn more about Mino’s career you can download the "Tribute" <>, which outlines his journey from (i) low-temperature physics and superconductivity at the ETH Zürich to (ii) building one remarkable milliKelvin refrigerator for the US-Japan IRTS mission at UC Berkeley and ISAS in Japan to (iii) a decade in cosmology, to (iv) being on the micro-bolometer team at NASA Goddard for the HAWC instrument on SOFIA, to (v) developing at AFRL the nanotechnology portfolio for the entire Air Force.  This was followed by six years at the NASA Ames Research Center, where Mino formulated his far-ahead ideas about swarms of capable nanosats circling the Earth, which have since started to become a reality. He engaged in a broad range of nanotechnology projects, including novel applications in neuroscience well before he himself was struck by the deadly brain tumor.


Minoru Freund Minoru Freund Festskrift Nanosatellites Satellite Technology Space Instrumentation at NASA

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedemann Freund
    • 1
  • Stephanie Langhoff
    • 2
  1. 1.SETI InstituteMountain ViewUSA
  2. 2.NASA Ames Research CenterMoffet FieldUSA

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