Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
A central theme of modern condensed matter physics is to understand old and discover new emergent phenomena in quantum materials. These phenomena emerge through the collective behavior of electrons due to their mutual interactions (correlations). In this talk, I will share with you my unique experience as to how discoveries are made, often in a serendipitous manner, in related research. The pseudogap phenomena have been a quarter-century mystery in condensed matter physics. Our search of these phenomena in iridium oxides has led to the discovery of 3D negative electronic compressibility.