A Many-Method Attack on the Many Electron ProblemSimons Foundation, June 2019
Uniting our everyday world with the quantum realm requires tackling titanic numbers. A single penny contains 2 billion trillion atoms with a total of 70 billion trillion electrons whizzing around them. The behavior of those electrons produces many of the penny’s properties, such as its conductivity and even its shininess.
Story for the 2018 Simons Foundation annual report.