Please join us in congratulating Paul Steinhardt...
Please join us in congratulating Paul Steinhardt whose work on quasicrystals is
recognized in the name of a new mineral: Steinhardtite.
The mineral is described in an announcement from the International Mineralogical Association http://www.physics.princeton.edu/~steinh/STEINHARDTITE%20LETTER.pdf and
is described in a forthcoming paper in the American Mineralogist entitled "Steinhardtite, a new body-centered-cubic allotropic form of aluminum from the Khatyrka CV3 carbonaceous chondrite," by the international team of Luca Bindi, Nan Yao, Chaney Lin, Lincoln S. Hollister, Glenn J. Macpherson, Gerald R. Poirier, Christopher L. Andronicos, Vadim V. Distler, Michael P. Eddy, Alexander Kostin, Valery Kryachko, William M. Steinhardt and Marina Yudovskaya. "