David Hsieh - Quantum States of Matter in Crystals
We have all encountered the three classical states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. But what is a quantum state of matter, where do we find it, and what is it good for?
In this talk, Hsieh will explore the behavior of electrons in crystals with an eye toward how the interactions between these electrons and their crystalline host can generate a large variety of unusual states of matter that exhibit macroscopic quantum properties. Exactly which crystals to search, their potential technological applications, and practical feasibility will all be addressed.
David Hsieh is assistant professor of physics at Caltech.
Presented by: Caltech Committee on Institute Programs