Quasicrystals

It is known that mathematicians see beauty in mathematics. Many mathematicians are motivated to find the most beautiful proof, and often they refer to mathematics as a form of art. They are apt to say “What a beautiful theorem,” “Such an elegant...

In this talk, Paul Steinhardt, a frequent Member in the School of Natural Sciences, describes the search for the first natural quasicrystals. Steinhardt is Albert Einstein Professor in Science and Director of the Center for Theoretical Science at...