Event Name Chai and Why? (Science Cafe): Quasicrystals: From impossibility to Nobel prize
Start Date 3rd Aug 2014 11:00am
End Date 3rd Aug 2014 1:00pm
Duration 2 hours
Description Chai and Why?
Quasicrystals: From impossibility to Nobel prize
A. Thamizhavel, TIFR

Prithvi Theatre

Sunday, August 3, 2014
11:00 am

For centuries crystals have been thought of as regularly ordered and periodically repeating arrangements of atoms which had well-defined symmetries. Quasicrystals are structures that are ordered but not periodic and can show, for example, 5-fold symmetries that were thought to be forbidden.The discovery of such materials was met with skepticism and ridiculed, but eventually won a Nobel prize and changed the very definition of what is a crystal! Come meet these wonderfully unusual materials at Chai and Why?

About the speaker: Prof. A. Thamizhavel is a scientist at TIFR whose research focuses on the growth of single crystals and their magnetic and superconducting properties.

Location Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai
Contact Arnab Bhattacharya
URL https://www.facebook.com/events/1510952662467791/
Category lectures