Radcliffe on the Road

Once Upon a Time in Kamchatka

A Journey in Search of a New State of Matter
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Dean Lizabeth Cohen of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University invites you to a reception and lecture by theoretical physicist:

PAUL STEINHARDT PHD ’78, RI ’13
2012–2013 Lillian Gollay Knafel Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study 
and Albert Einstein Professor in Science and Director of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science at Princeton University

Quasicrystals are exotic materials that have symmetries that were once thought to be impossible for matter. The first known examples were synthesized in the laboratory 30 years ago, but could nature have beaten us to the punch? The search to answer this question took more than a dozen years and has resulted in one of the strangest scientific stories you are ever likely to hear.

7 p.m., Hearty Hors d’Oeuvre Reception
8 p.m., Program

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If you have questions, please contact Alyssa Sullivan at Alyssa_Sullivan@radcliffe.harvard.edu or 617-496-1084.

Presented by:
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard Alumni Association
Harvard Radcliffe Club of Philadelphia