O.M. Stewart Colloquium Series

Monday, February 27, 2017 4:00pm

120 Physics Building


Prof. David Mandrus, University of Tennessee, presents, "Designing Emergent Matter: How Physicists Think about New Materials," Monday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. in Room 120, Physics Building. Refreshments will be served at 3:30pm, Rm 223A.

Prof. David Mandrus, University of Tennessee

"Although new materials are the engine that drives much of condensed matter physics, the conceptual process by which new materials are discovered is rarely discussed. In this talk I will try to remedy this situation, and will discuss strategies for finding new materials that challenge our physical understanding. I will also discuss the role of theory in this process, stressing that new materials can be regarded as a playground for testing new theoretical ideas. Several examples will be discussed."