Event Name What is a Crystal? New Answers to an Old Question
Start Date 11th Aug 2014 8:15pm
End Date 11th Aug 2014 9:30pm
Duration 1 hour and 15 minutes
Description IUCr14_lecturesInternational Year of Crystallography

 Special Free Lectures at McGill University for the Public

      in conjunction with the

 23rd Congress of the International Union of Crystallography


What is a Crystal? New Answers to an Old Question​

Presented by Professor Ron Lifshitz, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University And Condensed Matter Physics, California Institute of Technology

In 1982 Dan Shechtman discovered a new kind of crystal that seemed to contradict the laws of nature. His discovery -- for which he was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry -- ignited a scientific revolution that demonstrated that, in science, what may seem impossible today might turn out to be real tomorrow. We will review this scientific revolution and the many effects it had on science and beyond.

Download the leaflet of the lecture series 

Location Leacock Building, Room 132, McGill University Campus, Montreal, QC
Contact Louise Dawe
Category lectures