Department of Physics and Astronomy

Seminar with Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek: Time Crystals - New States of Matter

  • Date: 5/24/2017 at 10:15 AM 11:15 AM
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Siegbahnsalen
  • Lecturer: Frank Wilczek
  • Organizer: Department of Physics and Astronomy and Brahe Foundation
  • Contact person: Manuel Pereiro
  • Seminarium

Symmetry, and the spontaneous breaking of symmetry, are dominant themes in modern physics. Time translation is perhaps the most fundamental of symmetries, and the question of its breaking raises new conceptual issues.

From this ferment, one imagines new states of matter, the so-called “time crystals.” First proposed theoretically, they have been recently seen by experimenters. Frank Wilczek will review these developments, and discuss future prospects.

The lecture will be filmed.

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