Unexpected connections between hard and soft condensed matter physics
Profs. Tom Lubensky and Charles Kane have a paper on the cover of Nature Physics this month. Their work has established the mathematical relationship between the 'floppy modes' of isotatic lattices (like arrays of masses and springs that verge on mechanical instability) and the boundary modes that occur in quantum electronics systems like quantum Hall effect devices and topological insulators hence revealing unexpected connections between theories of hard and soft matter.
Dissertation Defense: "High Resolution Measurements of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect in Galaxy Clusters at 90 GHz"
July 25, 2014 - 3:00 pm
August 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm
EFRIFEST: Workshop on Foldable, Buildable, & Responsive Materials from the Micro scale to the Building scale
August 22, 2014 - 9:00 am
In-Suk Choi (KIST), Maria-Paz Gutierrez (UC Berkeley), George Hart, Hod Lipson (Cornell), Dan Luo (Cornell), Spencer Magleby (BYU), Paul McEuen (Cornell), Jenny Sabin (Cornell), Skylar Tibbits (MIT), Shu Yang (UPenn)
University of Pennsylvania Glandt Forum, Singh Center