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How “emergence” and chemistry continue to change our lives

Prof. Badih Assaf

Tuesday April 30th 2019 - 7:00 pm ET

101 Jordan Hall of Science

Emergence refers to macroscopic behavior of a system that is different from the sum of its constituents. Combine emergence with the periodic table, and you have the fascinating field of solid-state physics. The plethora of chemical elements and their different combinations has led solid-state physicists to discover new materials.

Learn how new materials and their fundamental properties will continue enabling life-changing technologies like efficient transistors and computer hard drives, white LEDs, and secure quantum communications.


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