A Material World

Date(s) - Sep 27 2016
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Panovsky Auditorium, Building 53


Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 PM
Panovsky Auditorium, SLAC Building 53
(new building opposite entrance station)

A Material World
A Renaissance at the Atomic Scale

Rob Moore
SLAC National Accelerator Lab

It would have been hard to predict Google, Facebook and Twitter as results of the creation of the first transistor out of a chunk of silicon. Only when looking back do we see ages of stone and iron, technological revolutions named after the materials that spawned them. For today’s challenges we must look forward and learn how to design materials with specific electrical properties, and to build these materials from the atoms up. Today, in the SIMES institute at SLAC and Stanford, we are synthesizing materials with atomic precision and following the electrons using novel X-ray probes at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource. This lecture will explore our progress into the quantum world of materials and look at how the next age will be forged.

Rob Moore is a staff scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Assistant Director of the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, a joint Institute between SLAC and Stanford. He received a BS in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 1994, after which he spent five years in the US Navy as a submarine officer aboard the USS Alaska (SSBN 732). He received a MS in physics from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2002 and a PhD from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2006. Rob joined SLAC in 2006.


Flyer for SLAC public seminar  by Rob Moore on Sept. 27. 2016, entitled "A Material World: a Renaissance at the Atomic Scale