Thematic Programs

[CANCELED] Once upon a time in Kamchatka: The Fantastic Quest for Natural Quasicrystals

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Prof. Steinhardt is a theoretical physicist renowned for his contributions to the development of inflationary cosmology and his subsequent proposal of the ekpyrotic cosmology that has been incorporated into the theory of cyclic universe, a possible new paradigm of cosmology. He is also famous in materials science and engineering for introducing and developing the concept of quasicrystals as a new class of solids with long-range quasiperiodic order. Guided by his endless spirit of inquiry, he has been working on a wide range of related topics ranging from the growth problem of quasicrystals, the potential application of quasicrystals as photonic band-gap materials, ten-fold quasiperiodic patterns in medieval Islamic architecture, to hyperuniformity in quasiperiodic patterns.

*This lecture will be delivered in English.


March 16, 2020


・TOKYO ELECTRON House of Creativity 3F, Lecture Theater, Katahira Campus, Tohoku University [Access]


Paul Joseph Steinhardt (Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Princeton University)

In cooperation with

Hypermaterials : Innovation of materials science in hyper space
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area) for FY 2019 - 23



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