Research Seminar by Dr. Luca Bindi
“From the Invalidity of the Law of Rational Indices to the Concept of Superspace: A Crystallographic Excursion in the Modulated World of Minerals”
An introduction to the fascinating crystallography of modulated and aperiodic crystal structures.
Dr. Luca Bindi earned his Ph.D. in Mineralogy and Petrology from the University of Florence and Perugia. In 2014 he earned habilitation and the rank of full professor of Mineralogy and Crystallography, also at the University of Florence, where he continues to teach and conduct research, particularly in the area of complex crystal structures. From 2006 to 2011 he also served as Main Curator of the Division of Mineralogy of the Natural History Museum of the University of Florence (NHMUF). The mineral lucabindiite was named in his honor in 2011, and in 2018 the Aspen Prize was awarded to Bindi and colleague Paul Steinhardt for the discovery of natural quasicrystals.
Thursday, October 11 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Fisher Hall, 138
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931