30 Giugno 2021, ore 11:00
Title: THE QUEST FOR FORBIDDEN CRYSTALS
Speaker: L. Bindi da Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Firenze
Abstract: Quasicrystals are exotic forms of matter with symmetries that were once thought to be mathematically impossible. The first known examples were synthesized in the laboratory over 35 years ago, but could Nature have beaten us to the punch? This talk will describe the decade-long search to answer this question, resulting in one of the strangest scientific stories you are ever likely to hear.