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Peter  FRIEDLAND

Peter Friedland Ŕ nato nel 1954 vive a Cupertino in California ed Ŕ un Dirigente del Centro di Ricerca della NASA che si trova a Mountain View nella contea di Santa Clara.

 Le sue responsabilitÓ includono la pianificazione, sviluppo e revisione delle tecnologie della NASA necessarie per i viaggi spaziali, compresi i sistemi informativi, le scienze dei materiali, le nanotecnologie e le biotecnologie.

 Ha un dottorato in Scienza dei Computer presso l'UniversitÓ di Stanford e due diplomi di laurea in Chimica e in Ingegneria Elettrica presso l'UniversitÓ di Princeton.

 Appassionato di Bridge, Ŕ un World Master che ha vinto decine di Campionati Regionali e che dedica al gioco tutto il poco tempo libero che gli lascia la sua impegnativa professione.

  Peter Friedland, age 53, is the Chief Technologist and Assistant Center Director of NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.

His responsibilities include planning, development, and review for the technologies necessary to achieve NASA's space and aeronautical missions, including information systems, materials sciences, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.

He has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University and undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.

He has 6 top 5 placings in unrestricted ACBL National Events (still working on the first victory when his work at NASA allows him to play instead of comment!).

He won dozens of Regional events, along with six victories in the Northern California Grand National Teams and three in the Grand National Pairs.

Probably his most unusual bridge achievement was to come in second in the US in a continent-wide charity pairs (out of several thousand pairs) while simultaneously finishing second in the local bridge club in the event. (We have tough games in Northern California!).

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