Walker-Ames lecture by Paul Steinhardt

Invitation to UW Walker-Ames Lecture:
Professor Paul Steinhardt, Princeton University
Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30pm, 120 Kane Hall

Once Upon a Time in Kamchatka: The Extraordinary Search for Natural Quasicrystals
A quasicrystal is an exotic state of matter with symmetries once thought to be impossible for matter. The concept was first introduced and the first examples were synthesized in the laboratory 30 years ago, but could nature have beaten us to the punch? This talk will describe the search for the first natural quasicrystal, an adventure to the ends of the Earth and beyond and one of the stranger scientific stories you are ever likely to hear.
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