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Physics of Topological Defects in Spherical Crystals 62

Speaker

Zhenwei Yao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Time

2020.04.21 14:00-15:00

Venue

Online—ZOOM APP

ZOOM Info

Conference ID: 998-066-51093
PIN Code: 133222

Abstract

Topological defects are fascinating objects permeating in multiple fields. Spherical crystal provides an ideal environment to study the physics of topological defects. In this talk, I will report our recent discoveries of how topological defects could resolve geometric frustration, and harness collective dynamics. Our journey will start from the classical Thomson problem that is about the regular arrangement of interacting particles confined on sphere.