A digital currency has emerged: Bitcoin, which is essentially Internet money. Bitcoins are being used worldwide for legal and illegal transactions. When CMU’s Nicolas Christin learned of the virtual currency, he was startled by the lack of data. So the cybercrime researcher professor has helped to rectify that, garnering worldwide attention.
Despite constant interruptions of his work because of political upheaval in his native Czechoslovakia, Josef Dadok still managed to introduce and develop the field of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy there. Recently, the Carnegie Mellon emeritus professor was honored with the dedication of a powerful new Czech facility in his name.