SAMMIES nominee making incalculable contributions to understanding

Wednesday - 8/19/2009, 10:28am EDT

Ian Spielman

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Dr. Ian Spielman pioneered a new area of research in government that's helping scientists understand crucial, but currently intractable, mysteries of physics -- like an explanation of something called high-temperature superconductivity.Spielman is a Physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and a finalist for a Service to America Medal. He joins us now to discuss his work as part of Federal News Radio's "Sammies Tracker" series.