Our Universe Revealed: Prof. Badih Assaf, University of Notre Dame

How “emergence” and chemistry continue to change our lives

Badih Assaf

Prof. Badih Assaf
Department of Physics
University of Notre Dame

Emergence refers to macroscopic behavior of a system that is different from the sum of its constituents. Combine emergence with the periodic table, and you have the fascinating field of solid-state physics. The plethora of chemical elements and their different combinations has led solid-state physicists to discover new materials.

Learn how new materials and their fundamental properties will continue enabling life-changing technologies like efficient transistors and computer hard drives, white LEDs, and secure quantum communications.

Part of the Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series

Free & Open to the Public

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