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The Richard A. Webb Condensed Matter Symposium Series

The Richard A. Webb Condensed Matter Symposium Series

Public Lecture with Dr. Greene Survey


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Public Lecture by Dr. Laura Greene

Thursday, November 16, 2017
W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall (Room #101)
Darla Moore School of Business
1014 Greene Street
5:30 pm


Dr. Greene serves as president of the American Physical Society, the Francis Eppes Professor of Physics at Florida State University, and chief scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, FL. She is also heavily involved in condensed matter physics research at the Center for Emergent Superconductivity, an effort organized by Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Her talk, "The Dark Energy of Condensed Matter Physics:  High-Temperature Superconductivity" will be presented at the W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall (Darla Moore School of Business Room #101) at 5:30 pm on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

This event is free of charge and everyone is invited. This lecture is designed to engage the broader community of Columbia and South Carolina and will be accessible to a wide audience, including not only USC students, faculty, and staff, but also high school students, alumni, friends, and neighbors of the University.

Abstract:

Superconductivity is a fascinating quantum mechanical phenomenon, which at low temperatures allows transmission of electrical power with no loss, magnetic levitation, and other intriguing phenomena. Conventional superconductivity was discovered in 1911, but was not solved until 1957.  High-temperature superconductivity, discovered in 1986, is only one family in the dozens of families of unconventional superconductors discovered in 1979 (original theory dates back to 1952); which remain, surprisingly, unsolved. Including some demos, I will define what a superconductor is, what "solved" means, describe some of the bizarre behavior of electrons in unconventional superconductors, and the analogy in my title.


Suggested Resources:

University of South Carolina - College of Arts and Sciences

University of South Carolina - Office of the Provost

University of South Carolina - Office of the Vice President for Research 

University of South Carolina - Department of Physics and Astronomy

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