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
Originally published at physics.nd.edu.