The Nobel Legacy

Light on the Future

The Technion quasicrystal legacy continues with research into photonic quasicrystals spearheaded by Distinguished Prof. Mordechai (Moti) Segev. Segevís team was the first to demonstrate nonlinear photonic quasicrystals: dielectric materials whose refractive index varies in a quasiperiodic fashion, and in addition change their properties when the light intensity is increased. In 2011, Segevís team reported a direct experimental observation that transport in photonic quasicrystals is enhanced by virtue of disorder.

Saturday 10 December: Distinguished Prof. Dan Shechtman will receive his Nobel Prize in Chemistry from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, on Saturday 10 December. The Nobel Prize Award Ceremony is broadcast live from the Stockholm Concert Hall, at 4:30 p.m. CET.