Colloquium: Paul Chaikin

    Date: 
    Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Location: 
    Meinel 307
    Description: 

    Paul Chaikin from New York University will present "Living Crystals from Light-Activated Artificial Surfers."

    Speaker Bio(s): 

    Paul Chaikin, a specialist in condensed matter physics, joined New York University in fall 2004 as a professor in the department of physics. He earned his B.S. in physics at the California Institute of Technology in 1966 and a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. Previous professorships include the University of California, Los Angeles; University de Paris, Sud-Orsay; the University of Pennsylvania; and Princeton. Chaikin has also worked as a research associate and consultant for Exxon Research and Engineering Co. and the NEC Institute. He has published over 300 articles in journals such as the Physics Review, the Journal of Material Science, Physical Review Letters, Journal of Physics, Nature and Science, and he coauthored the book "Principles of Condensed Matter Physics" with T.C. Lubensky (Cambridge University Press 1995). Chaikin has served on the editorial boards of numerous refereed journals, has lectured at over 200 meetings and at over 200 universities and labs, and has registered two patents. He has been honored with a Sloan Foundation Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Science.