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The menu includes: Tuna Nicoise, Southwestern Bacon, Rocky Chicken, Davy Salmon, Pulled Pork Tray, Salmon Club Tray, Chipotle Chicken Tray, Turkey Avocado Tray, Sicily Tray, Rancher Steak Tray, Green Goddess Tray, and an assortment of cookies, with an assortment of drinks provided by the Moore Foundation.
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The Universe in a Speck: The Wild Science of Quantum Materials By Dušan Pejaković
Solid materials provide not only the technological basis of our society, but also an incredibly rich playground for exploration of the frontiers of quantum science. The past decade has seen an explosion of interest in “quantum materials”—solids with exotic and potentially useful properties that include lossless flow of electrical current, formation of “emergent particles” with properties unlike those of any real particle, and extreme forms of quantum entanglement in which billions of particles behave as a single quantum object. In this talk, I will provide examples of important recent discoveries in quantum materials and describe the Moore Foundation’s approach to accelerating progress in this field. I will also give a general introduction to the Moore Foundation and some of our other science initiatives.
Dušan Pejaković Biography
Dušan is a Program Director in the Science program of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. As a science funder, his interests span a wide range of topics across physics, astronomy, and earth science. Dušan leads the Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative, which seeks to advance knowledge of the organizing principles of complex quantum matter in materials. Trained as a condensed matter physicist, Dušan has an interdisciplinary research background in materials science, chemical physics, and atmospheric science. Prior to joining the foundation, Dušan had spent a decade as a research staff scientist at SRI International in Menlo Park, CA. He holds a PhD in Physics from the Ohio State University.
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