November 17, 2021

Chen to present 2021 Herbert Newby McCoy Lecture on making quantum matter

Yong Chen Yong Chen

Yong Chen, the Karl Lark-Horovitz Professor of Physics and Astronomy, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of Purdue Quantum Science and Engineering Institute, will give the 2021 Herbert Newby McCoy Distinguished Lecture at 9 a.m. ET Friday (Nov. 19). The lecture will be livestreamed.

In his lecture, Chen will discuss several research stories where novel molecules and materials are made with fascinating quantum effects that promise new physics and chemistry.

Chen also serves as a member of the Governance Advisory Board for Quantum Science Center, the Department of Energy QISR Center that was funded in 2020 with $115 million over five years.

The Herbert Newby McCoy Award is the most prestigious accolade given by the University for outstanding work in the natural sciences. Learn more about the 2021 Herbert Newby McCoy Award and other distinguished annual awards for research.


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