Paul Steinhardt, Princeton University
Once Upon a Time in Kamchatka: The Extraordinary Search for Natural Quasicrystals
Argonne Physics Division Colloquium - 28 Mar 2014
11:00 AM, Building 203 auditorium

Quasicrystals are exotic materials that have symmetries that were once thought to be impossible for matter. The concept was introduced and the first known examples were synthesized in the laboratory thirty years ago, but could Nature have beaten us to the punch? This talk will describe the search that took over a dozen years to answer this question, resulting in one of the strangest scientific stories you are ever likely to hear.

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