Cutting Edge Lecture in Science: Quantum materials - from the nano scale to material properties


Redpath Museum Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C4, CA
FREE with admission to Museum

By Tami Pereg-Barnea (Physics Dept., McGill University)

In English

Elementary particles interact on scales even shorter than nano-meters. At these scales the rules of classical physics do not hold and one should learn about quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics invokes the uncertainty principle which that the position and velocity of a particle can not be known at the same time. In fact, the notion of a particle is replaced by a probability function. Nevertheless, quantum mechanics is able to explain physical phenomena of systems of interacting particles. I will focus on many-particle systems which make up solid materials and relate current and future technology to quantum mechanical phenomena.

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