The Dresselhaus Lecture series is named after Mildred “Millie” Dresselhaus. Mildred Dresselhaus was a beloved MIT professor whose work helped unravel the mystery of carbon, the most fundamental of all living elements, and earned her the title "queen of carbon science." This annual ceremony honors a prominent scientist or engineer from anywhere in the world whose leadership and influence reflects Millie's achievements and principles.
Physicists have struggled for many years to understand strongly interacting quantum matter. Since the discovery of correlated phases and superconductivity in magic-angle bent double-layer graphene four years ago, a new material platform, called moiré quantum matter, has emerged to study strongly interacting physics. Numerous quantum phases can be observed in these systems, including correlated insulators, superconductivity, magnetism, ferroelectricity, and others.
Jarillo-Herrero will discuss some of the latest developments in the field, while highlighting the latest generation of moiré quantum systems that offer exceptional tunability for the study of correlation physics, superconductivity, and other exciting phases. This young man will conclude by summarizing some interesting future developments in the profession.
BIOGRAPHY OF PABLO JARILLO-HERRERO
Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics at MIT. He received his "Licenciatura" degree in physics from the University of Valencia in Spain in 1999. Then, after two years of master's degree at the University of California, San Diego, he went to the Netherlands and completed his doctorate at Delft University of Technology in 2005. After a year as a postdoctoral researcher at Delft, he moved to Columbia University to work as a NanoResearch Initiative Fellow. He began working as an assistant professor of physics at MIT in January 2008, and was appointed in 2015. He was promoted to Professor of Physics in 2018.
- Young Researcher Award of the Spanish Royal Society (2006)
- NSF Career Award (2008), Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (2009)
- David and Lucile Packard Fellowship (2009)
- IUPAP Young Scientist Award in Semiconductor Physics (2010)
- DOE Early Career Award (2011)
- Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE, 2012)
- ONR Young Researcher Award (2013)
- The Moore Foundation Prize for Experimental Physics in Quantum (2014) is among the awards given to Jarillo-Her (2014).
- He was elected APS Fellow (2018), Canadian Institute for Advanced Studies Quantum Materials Program Fellow (CIFAR, 2019), and APS General Fellow of the Condensed Matter Physics Department, as well as Professor Jarillo-Herrero, Highly Cited by Clarivate Analytics-Web of Science (2017-present) He has been recognized as a researcher (2019).
2020 Wolf Prize in Physics, 2020 Spanish Royal Physical Society Medal, 2020 American Physical Society Oliver E. Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics, 2021 High School Meitner Distinguished Lecture and Medal, 2021 Max Planck Humboldt Research Award, and 2021 US National Academy of Sciences Scientific Discovery Award Jarillo- Given to Herrero. He was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in 2022.
Who is Mildred S. Dresselhaus?
Carbon, the most fundamental of all living components, has long been a mystery. Mildred “Millie” Dresselhaus, a beloved professor at MIT, helped solve this mystery with her research and was given the title “queen of carbon science.” He is best known for his work on graphene, fullerenes, bismuth nanowires, and low-dimensional thermoelectricity. Fullerenes are also called "buckyballs". He came up with the idea of a "nanotube", a single layer of carbon atoms that is extremely thin and incredibly tough.
Dresselhaus was a professor of electrical engineering and physics at MIT for 50 years, and held positions in both departments. Only 12 MIT professors have earned the prestigious title of Institute Professor awarded to him in 1985. Dresselhaus was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Science, and the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience, among many other awards. He was inducted into the American National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.
Dresselhaus has led MIT and her field not only through her research and teaching, but also through her commitment to mentoring and teaching, as well as her long-standing commitment to advancing gender equality in science and engineering. In 1973 she received a fellowship from the Carnegie Foundation to assist her in her mission to inspire more women to pursue careers in the traditionally male-dominated science and engineering disciplines.
Each year, in November, Millie's birthday, MIT.nano will host the Mildred S. Dresselhaus Conference in her honor. An influential person in science and engineering from any country will be honored during the ceremony if their leadership and influence reflects Millie's life, achievements, and principles.