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

Thursday, March 12, 2020 18:00to19:00
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.

Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

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