Quantum Materials – Aug 11

Humanity's quest to understand matter has led to society-shaping technological breakthroughs. For example, the solid-state transistor underlies virtually all of modern computation. In complex quantum systems, exotic properties emerge which do not simply follow from the physical laws governing individual particles. A classic example is the phenomenon of superconductivity, which took scientists nearly 50 years to explain. Beyond useful applications, the study of quantum mechanical properties of crystalline materials — i.e., “condensed matter physics" — is a rich playground for exploring nature's deepest laws.

Our speaker, Arielle Little, is a PhD candidate in the UC Berkeley Physics Department.


Arielle Little

WHAT: The Weird and Wonderful World of Quantum Materials
WHO: Arielle Little, Physics Department, UC Berkeley
WHERE: Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak Street, Alameda, CA 94501
WHEN: 2019-08-11 — 2:00pm, Sunday, Aug. 11 (1.5 hrs)
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2019-08-11 14:00 2019-08-11 15:30 Wonderfest, The Weird and Wonderful World of Quantum Materials Speaker: Arielle Little, Physics Department, UC Berkeley
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Humanity's quest to understand matter has led to society-shaping technological breakthroughs. For example, the solid-state transistor underlies virtually all of modern computation. In complex quantum systems, exotic properties emerge which do not simply follow from the physical laws governing individual particles. A classic example is the phenomenon of superconductivity, which took scientists nearly 50 years to explain. Beyond useful applications, the study of quantum mechanical properties of crystalline materials — i.e., “condensed matter physics" — is a rich playground for exploring nature's deepest laws.

Our speaker, Arielle Little, is a PhD candidate in the UC Berkeley Physics Department.

Location: Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak Street, Alameda, CA 94501
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