Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 18:30
Event Host: 
Geophysical Laboratory

Our Broad Branch Road Spring Neighborhood Lecture Series continues with GL's own Tim Strobel.  Strobel will present, "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: How High Pressure and Supercomputers Will Shape Materials of the Future."

From stone to steel to silicon, materials shape the world in which we live. Nearly every aspect of our lives is governed by the availability of materials with specific properties, and new advanced materials are needed to address current societal issues. Using a combination of high-performance computation and advanced experimental synthesis, we now have unprecedented control over the design and fabrication of materials with application-specific properties. In this lecture, Dr. Strobel will provide an overview of recent discoveries – including new materials to revolutionize our use of solar energy and novel structures that are stronger than diamond – and will paint a picture of a new civilization era of materials by design.

The Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures provide an opportunity to get up close and personal with Carnegie scientists at our campus in northwest Washington DC. These lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. and last for approximately one hour, followed by a brief question and answer period. Doors open to the public at 6:00 p.m. with light refreshments. The campus is located at the intersection of Broad Branch Road and 32nd Street in northwest Washington, DC. Parking is available on campus and accessible via Jocelyn and 32nd Streets. Street parking is permitted.  The campus is a short, three-block walk from Connecticut Avenue and two blocks south of Military Road. For directions, click here.

Registration is strongly recommended.  Register here.