School of Physics Colloquia

Monday 22 May

Associate Professor Jodie Bradby, ARC Future Fellow, The Australian National University
Finding new materials using extreme pressures: Diamonds are a (high-pressure) scientist's best friend.
Diamonds are formed deep in the earth where high pressures and high temperatures slowly work to turn carbon-containing minerals into one of the hardest materials known to science. In this talk the discovery of a range of new structures of Si, Ge and C, formed at similar pressures will be discussed. Many of these new crystal structures form as nano-materials and have physical properties that may be of technological interest.

3.00pm, Slade Lecture Theatre, Physics Building A28

Cake and coffee are served at all School Colloquia.

Future Colloquia

Monday, 26 June: Professor Mark Krumholz, The Australian National University