Nov 4, 2014 · 6:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. · Forbes Special Dining Room (SDR)
"Once Upon a Time in Kamchatka: The Strange Search for Natural Quasicrystals"
Quasicrystals are exotic materials with symmetries that were once thought to be impossible for matter. The atomic arrangement is related beautiful geometric tilings. The first examples were synthesized in the laboratory 30 years ago. But could Nature have beaten us to the punch? This talk will describe the search to answer this question, resulting in one of the strangest scientific stories you are ever likely to hear
Nov 7, 2014 · 4:00 p.m.–11:30 p.m. · Academic Buildings
Forbes freshmen and sophomores can purchase a ticket at the Frist Ticket Office for $25. 1 ticket per student.
You'll get an email to notify you when tickets go on sale at Frist along with information on where the bus departure place and time.