Bates selected as H.C. Ørsted Lecturer at Technical University of Denmark

Oct. 25, 2016 - Regents Professor Frank S. Bates recently gave the prestigious H.C. Ørsted Lecture at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) on October 13, 2016. Bates' lecture was titled "Sphericity and Symmetry Breaking in the Formation of Quasicrystals and Frank-Kasper Phases in Block Polymer Melts" and can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Established in 1998, the Ørsted Lectures are intended as a unique opportunity for researchers, students, alumni and others to be inspired by some of the brightest minds in fields that are investigated at DTU. Twice per year, DTU invites prominent researchers from around the world to lecture on their work, research results, and the perspectives in their research field at the Ørsted Lectures. Lecturers are selected by an executive committee and invited based on their prominent position within their research fields as well as for their ability to engage a wider audience with their professional enthusiasm and insight.

The lecture series is named for Hans Christian Ørsted who launched a new epoch in science when he discovered that electricity and magnetism are linked. He showed by experiment that an electric current flowing through a wire could move a nearby magnet. The discovery of electromagnetism set the stage for the eventual development of our modern technology-based world.

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