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Quantum Matter

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • Duane Physics Room G1B30

Speaker Name(s): 

Michael Hermele

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Colorado
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Saturday Physics Series

Event Details & Abstract: 

We live in a quantum mechanical world. All matter is built from particles that obey quantum mechanical laws, ranging from quarks and nucleons, to electrons, to atoms and molecules. These building blocks of matter are tiny, and it is often said that quantum mechanics is only important for very small objects. But this is only partly true, as many macroscopic forms of matter are intrinsically quantum, ranging from metals to neutron stars and beyond. This talk will explore the fascinating world of quantum matter.