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TEDxDavis-Gergely Zimanyi-Nano-Wonders: Solving Big Problems with Small Tools

An enigmatic man draped in black comes to give you a glimpse of the future! In this fun-filled and lively talk, Professor Zimanyi gives us a glimpse of the nano-revolution that is just around the corner. Will you choose the blue pill and reject it? Or take the leap with the red pill and see how far the rabbit hole goes? Gergely Zimanyi joined the UC Davis Physics Department in 1989. His studies include high temperature superconductors, vortices, glasses and strongly interacting systems. His current interests focus on problems in basic sc v c ience that impact our lives more directly including new generations of magnetic recording systems, new and more powerful magnets for hybrid cars and memristors, the revolutionary new micro-devices that may completely redefine the architecture of computers, bringing them closer to our own neural networks. In recent years, he has developed a strong research program into nano-structured solar cells which promise to increase the efficiency of solar energy conversion. About TEDx, x=independently organize event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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