4th May 2016: What is Condensed Matter Physics ? By Gino Jabbar
Come along to the community hall on the side of St John’s Church Edinburgh at 6.30pm for some food, some drinks (BYOB) and a talk on physics by Gino
Title of talk:
What is Condensed Matter Physics?
Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:
- What is Condensed Matter?
- Energy, Phases & Crystals
- Water Ices
- Artificial Diamonds
- The search for metallic hydrogen
- Pure Silicon – The birth of semiconductors
- Magnetism & Superconductivity – Cryogenics
- Current hurdles – radioactive shielding, hydrogen storage, ect..
A few paragraphs on your subject:
A general, entertaining talk on how research in Condensed Matter Physics (i.e. the study of solids and liquids) underpins current & future technologies. Taking key examples over the last hundred years such the quest for artificial diamonds (“the Diamond Makers”, Hazen), the advent of superconductivity as a commercial success (1987) I hope to show that this area of research is not only technologically relevant but is also very interesting.
A few paragraphs about you:
I recently finished a Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics (end of 2014). I specialised in magnetism and superconductivity of rare-earth compounds. I took a gap year in 2015 and am currently working on my scientific career alongside setting up The Edinburgh Science Academy, who’s aim is to provide scientific education and act as a hub for the development of young scientists.
What free internet knowledge resources would you recommend to others if they wish to explore your chosen theme further?