Norman Hascoe Distinguished Lecture Series

In honor of the 75th Birthday of Professor Joseph I. Budnick of the UConn Physics Department

Professor Paul C. W. Chu
Professor of Physics and T. L. L. Temple Chair of Science, University of Houston
President, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

My first two years in the US happened to be in JIB's lab at Fordham and have had a profound influence on the ensuing decades of my physics career, making searching for the unexpected my lifetime hobby. On this auspicious occasion, I would like to present briefly and dedicate to Professor Budnick results of our work in areas ranging from superconductors through ferromagnets to ferroelectrics in which we are currently actively engaged: the observation of the coexistence of the spontaneous vortex and Meissner states; the detection of a ferromagnet without macroscopic magnetization; and the demonstration of a complex interplay between magnetic and ferroelectric orders in magnetoelectric manganites > wisdom. If time permits, I would also like to share with the audience the concept of the recently proposed high temperature superconductor/liquid hydrogen (HTS/LH) SuperGrid > lifetime. The HTS/LH SuperGrid will be an energy superhighway providing large amounts of environmentally friendly, economically competitive, safe, and secure energy to fuel the continued economic growth of the US in the new millennium.

Monday, September 27, 2004
3:30 PM
Gant Science Complex
Materials Science Building
Room IMS20

Refreshments will be served prior to the talk, outside Room IMS-20 at 3:00 P.M.


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