Earnest C. Watson Lecture: "Opportunities in Atomic-Scale Legoland: From Novel Electronic Phases to Quantum Devices"

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KNI-Wheatley Scholar Stevan Nadj-Perge

Earnest C. Watson Lecture: "Opportunities in Atomic-Scale Legoland: From Novel Electronic Phases to Quantum Devices"

November 6, 2019

8 PM

Stevan Nadj-Perge

Beckman Auditorium

Are there limits to how small electronic devices can be? In the Watson Lecture on Wednesday, November 6, Stevan Nadj-Perge will discuss materials that are only a few atoms thick and how, just like Lego bricks, they can be stacked together in limitless different configurations to explore new phenomena at atomic scales. Stevan's talk will highlight recent achievements related to his activity as 2017–18 KNI-Wheatley Scholar.

Stevan Nadj-Perge is Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science in the Engineering & Applied Sciences Division at Caltech. His research focuses on exploring quantum effects such as superconductivity, correlated electron behavior, and topological phenomena in two-dimensional materials that are only a few atoms thick. His group uses scanning tunneling microscopy and electronic transport measurements to uncover properties of unusual quantum states in these materials that may fi nd applications in future quantum technologies. Nadj-Perge was the recipient of the 2011 Marie Curie Fellowship, a threeyear postdoctoral fellowship awarded by the European Union Research Council and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2018. In 2017, Nadj-Perge was named the KNI-Wheatley Scholar in Nanoscience.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register to attend, please see here.

Since 1922, the Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series has has brought Caltech's most innovative scientific research to the public. The series is named for Earnest C. Watson, a professor of physics at Caltech from 1919 until 1959. Spotlighting a small selection of the pioneering research Caltech's faculty is currently conducting, the Watson Lectures are geared toward a general audience, as part of the Institute's ongoing commitment to benefiting the local community through education and outreach. Through a gift from the estate of Richard C. Biedebach, the lecture series is able to highlight assistant professors' research each season.