Лекции профессора Майка Глейзера​

В Санкт-Петербургском Политехническом Университете Петра Великого состоятся 2 лекции профессора Майка Глейзера на тему кристаллографии перовскитов. Лекции пройдут на английском языке, приглашаются все желающие! Майк Глейзер (Michael Glazer) является профессором Оксфордского Университета и Университета Варвика (Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford and Department of Physics, Warwick University, UK). До 2010 года являлся президентом Британского Союза Кристаллографов, в настоящее время действующий президент Международного Союза Кристаллографов (самая большая международная научная организация в мире, включает национальные комитеты из 30 стран, издает 10 журналов).

Темы лекций:

6 октября, четверг, (10:00 – 12:00), 130 аудитория Главного здания СПбПУ

The Crystallography of Perovskites

аннотация: Crystalline solids that belong to the class of materials known as Perovskites make up approximately 38% of the volume of the earth. The mineral was first discovered in the Ural Mountains by Gustav Rose in 1839 and is named after the Russian mineralogist Count Lev Perovski (Лев Алексеевич Перовский, 1792–1856). Perovskites in general demonstrate a huge number of different physical properties that have many practical uses, including piezo and pyroelectricity, dielectricity, optical properties and so on. These properties arise from extremely small distortions of the parent high-symmetry crystal structure. In this lecture I will discuss the types of distortions that occur and how we can study them in order to relate the structures to the properties of these materials.

10 октября, понедельник, (14:00 – 16:00), 118 аудитория Главного здания СПбПУ

Jan Czochralski – Out of the Shadows

аннотация: The name “Czochralski” is well known in the field of crystal growing, for this is the method that produces the material that lies at the heart of the computer revolution. Czochralski’s discovery of the technique therefore can truly be said to have changed our world for ever. But, who was Czochralski? What did he do and what happened to him? Until a few years ago little was known about him, but recently much of his story has become known, especially in his native country of Poland. It is a story that begins in obscurity and ends with ignominy and shame. It is a story of brilliant invention but at the same time of tragedy. I shall trace his life history and explain how his life ended in such a bad way, and subsequently in recent times why he has been recognized once more for his contribution to science.