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Fritz London Memorial Lecture - The Second Kind of Possible

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Paul J. Steinhardt
Fritz London Memorial Lecture

New forms of matter once believed to be impossible are invented and discovered in the laboratory, sparking a thirty-five year quest to find out if nature somehow made them first. Along the way, the team must encounter secret diaries, death threats, a mysterious Romanian, international smugglers, KGB agents, and massive brown bears. This is not fiction - it is the true story of the scientific discovery of natural quasicrystals, an adventure that begins with pure imagination and proceeds along unforeseen trails.