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Disordered Hyperuniform Materials and Their Novel Optical Properties
The study of hyperuniform states of matter is an emerging multidisciplinary field, influencing and linking developments across the physical sciences, mathematics and biology. A hyperuniform many-particle system in d-dimensional Euclidean space is characterized by an anomalous suppression of large-scale density fluctuations relative to those in "garden-variety" disordered systems, such as liquids and amorphous solids. As such, the hyperuniformity concept generalizes the traditional notion of long-range order to include not only all perfect crystals and quasicrystals, but also exotic disordered states of matter. Disordered hyperuniform states have attracted great attention across many fields over the last two decades because they can have the character of crystals on large length scales but are isotropic like liquids. This hybrid crystal-liquid attribute endows them with unique or nearly optimal, direction-independent
physical properties and robustness against defects. In this webinar hosted by the Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group, Torquato will briefly review the hyperuniformity concept and subsequently describe the novel optical properties of disordered hyperuniform materials

Subject Matter Level: Intermediate - Assumes basic knowledge of the topic

What You Will Learn:

• The concept of hyperuniformity.
• Disordered hyperuniform photonic systems/ material and their properties.

Who Should Attend:

• Undergrad, graduate and postgraduate students interested in disorder in photonic materials.
• Postdocs, senior researchers, and faculty interested in disorder in photonic materials.
• Industry and related researchers interested in disorder in photonic materials

Sep 28, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Salvatore Torquato
@Princeton University
Salvatore Torquato is the Lewis Bernard Professor of Natural Sciences at Princeton University. Torquato is a Professor in Chemistry and the Princeton Institute of Materials. He has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study on multiple occasions. Torquato's research work is centered in statistical mechanics and condensed matter theory. He was the recipient of the Joel Hildebrand Award in Theoretical Chemistry of Liquids (American Chemical Society), David Adler Lectureship Award in Material Physics (American Physical Society), Ralph E. Kleinman Prize (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics), William Prager Medal (Society of Engineering Science) and Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). Torquato was a Guggenheim Fellow and awarded a Simons Foundation Fellowship in Theoretical Physics.