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Lecture by Wolfgang Ketterle | Nobel Prize in Physics Winner
November 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Heidelberg University Association, the American Council on Germany and the UNC Center for European Studies
cordially invite you to the
Nobel Laureate Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle
New Forms of Matter with Ultracold Atoms: Superfluids and Supersolids
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 ● 5:30 pm
Hosted by the UNC Center for European Studies
Nelson Mandela Auditorium
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ● FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
RSVP Now Closed
Registration is required. Seating is limited. Reception to follow.
If you did not RSVP in time, please consider attending a talk by Nobel Laureate in Physics Rainer Weiss on Wednesday, November 14.
Abstract: Why do physicists freeze matter to extremely low temperatures? Why is it worthwhile to cool to temperatures which are a billion times lower than that of interstellar space? In his talk, Prof. Ketterle will discuss new forms of matter, which only exist at extremely low temperatures. Of special interest are superfluids which can flow without dissipation. Recently, he and his team have observed a supersolid which is gaseous, liquid and solid at the same time.
Full details: Access a PDF of the flyer.