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The Powerful Roles of Symmetry and Topology in Quantum Materials

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Levis Faculty Center | Music Room (208)
Date
Mar 23, 2020   12:00 pm  
Contact
Center for Advanced Study
E-Mail
cas@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6729
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161
Originating Calendar
Center for Advanced Study

The natural world is full of symmetry that is immensely appealing to our sense of beauty. The same symmetries also have profound consequences for the physical world. In this talk, Professor Madhavan will explore how symmetries can impose strict constraints on the physical properties of systems all the way to the quantum level. As time permits, she will also talk about another equally profound concept, topology, and describe how viewing the world from the perspective of topology has led to new discoveries in the last decade.

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Speaker: Vidya Madhavan | Dept. of Physics, CAS Associate 2018-19

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