Mesmerization and Magnificence of Magnetism

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Event Type: 

Bruce Harmon , Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Physics and Astronomy, ISU

6 pm (note new time): Hach Hall, Atrium, ISU Campus

Besides pointing north and holding papers on refrigerators, magnets are essential for electric motors and generators. They provide an invisible force field that has fascinated humans from ancient times. After warning about anyone ‘selling’ magnetism, Dr. Harmon will ‘sell’ some highlights of recent work investigating a fascinating material in magnetic fields 10 million times stronger than the Earth’s.