Leo Kouwenhoven's Majorana Particles
(Dirk van Delft) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2013, № 21, pp. 305-306
It took three quarters of a century before a particle, predicted by Italian theoretical physicist Ettore Majorana in 1937, turned up in a physics laboratory at Delft University. Kouwenhoven is a world leader in research on the electronic properties of nanostructures, particles with dimensions measurable in millionths of millimetres. These particles are important for quantum computers, now only existing on paper.