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  • Apr
    16

    Appl Math: Efi Efrati on "Frustrated Assemblies: Describing Matter from Within"

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics (ESAM)

    11:15 AM M416, Technological Institute

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    Title: Frustrated Assemblies: Describing Matter from Within

    Speaker: Efi Efrati, Weizmann Institute of Science

    Abstract: Frustrated assemblies are comprised of ill-fitting building blocks whose favored local relative arrangement cannot be globally realized. In fact, most self assembled structures contain some degree of frustration. In some cases, the frustration is locally resolved and leads to little or no structural consequence, while in other cases it dominates the assembly's size, shape, and response properties. In this talk, I will present different manifestations of geometric frustration as they naturally arise in molecular crystals, liquid crystals, spin systems, and nanoparticle assemblies. To theoretically study these assemblies we resort to an intrinsic approach in which matter is described only through local properties available to an observer residing within the material. The frustration is then quantified by the geometric compatibility conditions whose structure allows us to classify the frustration and predict the assembly's behavior without explicitly solving for the ground state of the system.

    Zoom: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/96136137709

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    TIME Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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    CONTACT Ted Shaeffer    ted.shaeffer@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    20

    Curious Life Certificate Information Session

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM Design Studio 3 (Room 3-210), Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, May 20, 2024 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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    CONTACT Bruce Ankenman    ankenman@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    21

    Appl Math: Andrew Stuart on "Operator Learning: Algorithms, Analysis and Applications"

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics (ESAM)

    11:15 AM M416, Technological Institute

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    TIME Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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    CONTACT Ted Shaeffer    ted.shaeffer@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    10

    Northwestern Engineering PhD Hooding and Master's Degree Recognition Ceremony

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    9:00 AM Welsh-Ryan Arena

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    TIME Monday, June 10, 2024 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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    CONTACT Amy Pokrass    amy.pokrass@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    10

    Northwestern Engineering Undergraduate Convocation

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    2:00 PM Welsh-Ryan Arena

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    TIME Monday, June 10, 2024 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    LOCATION Welsh-Ryan Arena   

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    CONTACT Amy Pokrass    amy.pokrass@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Aug
    14

    Undergraduate Quantum Summer School

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    All Day Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, August 14, 2024

    LOCATION Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center    map it

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    CONTACT Dongyang Li    lidongyang@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Aug
    15

    Undergraduate Quantum Summer School

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    All Day Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Thursday, August 15, 2024

    LOCATION Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center    map it

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    CONTACT Dongyang Li    lidongyang@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science