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CMRR Celebrates its 25th Anniversary 1983-2008

March 31, 1983 - UCSD Announces establishment of a $12 million Center for Magnetic Recording Research

 


March 31, 1983 - Dr. Albert Hoagland appointed acting director

March 31, 1983 - Founding sponsors: Applied Magnetics Corporation, Control Data Corporation, Data Electronics, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, IBM Corporation, National Micronetics, Inc., Pfizer Pigments, Inc., Seagate Technology, 3M, Verbatim Corporation

August 3, 1984 - Groundbreaking ceremonies

August 27, 1984 - John C. Mallinson named first director of the Center

January 1, 1985 - Dr. Jack K. Wolf accepts first CMRR Endowed Chair

January 22, 1985 - Dr. H. Neal Bertram appointed to CMRR Endowed Chair

March 27, 1986 - CMRR building dedicated

March 1986 - Dr. Frank E. Talke appointed to CMRR Endowed Chair

October 1, 1986 - Dr. Ami E. Berkowitz appointed to CMRR Endowed Chair

October 1987 - CMRR confers first Ph.D. to Catherine French, a student in Professor Jack Wolf’s group

December 1989 - IBM & CMRR researchers announce that they have set a world record by successfully packing a billion bits of information onto a single square inch of magnetic disk surface, an information density 15 to 30 times greater than the storage capacity of then available computer hard disk drives.

July 1, 1990 - Professor Sheldon Schultz appointed CMRR Director

May 4, 1993 - CMRR celebrates 10th anniversary

February 19, 1997 - Dr. Gordon F. Hughes appointed CMRR Associate Director

July 1, 2000 - Professor Paul H. Siegel appointed CMRR Director

October 16, 2001 - Claude E. Shannon Symposium and Statue Dedication held at CMRR

May 20, 2003 - Shannon Memorial Lecture Fund established

May 6, 2003 - CMRR celebrates 20th anniversary

May 6, 2003 - CMRR establishes endowment fund for Sheldon Schultz Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Research

July 1, 2004 - CMRR welcomes Professor Sungho Jin

September 20, 2004 - Professor H. Neal Bertram retires

September 30, 2005 - Gordon F. Hughes, Associate Director of CMRR, retires

November 1, 2006 - Professor Eric Fullerton appointed to CMRR Endowed Chair

July 10, 2007- The Shannon Graduate Fellowship Fund established

July 24, 2007 - Professor Paul H. Siegel appointed to CMRR Endowed Chair

October 30, 2008—CMRR celebrates 25th anniversary