NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Klee Irwin, the Southern California based entrepreneur, philanthropist, researcher, and founder/director of the Quantum Gravity Research lab (QGR), www.QuantumGravityResearch.org, today provided a look back at QGR's poster presentation at the 12th International Conference on Quasicrystals (ICQ12). The conference was held from September 1-6 in Krakow, Poland at the Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University.
Two QGR research physicists, Dr. Fang Fang and Dr. Julio Kovacs co-authored the abstract and presentation derived from QGR's current work on quasicrystals, along with fellow researchers Irwin and G. Sadler. Fang and Kovacs presented QGR's latest insights into quasicrystals during the poster session, "An Icosahedral Quasicrystal as a Packing of Regular Tetrahedra."
Mr. Irwin explained the significance of QGR's research into this area of quantum physics: "Quasicrystals are non-locally organized. A change in any part of the quasicrystal changes all other parts. In this way, it is a global, i.e., non-localized network. Such mathematics may be helpful in the ongoing quest to discover a fundamental physics theory that goes beyond quantum mechanics. For example, experiments in particle entanglement show us that nature is inherently non-locally connected. Quasicrystals are the quintessential example of non-local geometry."
The ICQ12 conference followed the Nobel Prize being awarded to Professor Dan Shechtman, the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, two years earlier for his discovery of quasicrystals. (Professor Shechtman attended ICQ12.) The Conference provided a forum for researchers from around the world working on quasicrystals to exchange ideas and develop new collaborations with peers and other research groups ultimately promoting material science and engineering.
Mr. Irwin commented on his founding and seed funding of Quantum Gravity Research lab, which he established in 2009. "I direct my resources, creative and financial, towards things that help create a more harmonious future and that help us realize that better future faster. QGR is a prime example of innovative research that lives its mission in its day-to-day work. I couldn't be more proud of playing even a tiny part in this area of scientific research and profound insight."
Peer-reviewed scientific papers from QGR and its staff during the past few years include:
- Fang Fang, Klee Irwin, Julio Kovacs, Garrett Sadler (2013). Cabinet of curiosities: the interesting geometry of the angle Cornell University Library arXiv: 1304.1771
- Garrett Sadler, Fang Fang, Julio Kovacs, Klee Irwin (2013). Periodic modification of the Boerdijk-Coxeter helix (tetrahelix). Cornell University Library arXiv: 1302.1174
- Julio Kovacs, Fang Fang, Garrett Sadler, Klee Irwin (2012). The Sum of Squares Law. Cornell University Library arXiv: 1210.1446
- Carlos Castro Perelman, Fang Fang, Klee Irwin (2012). Law of Sums of the Squares of Areas, Volumes and Hyper Volumes of Regular Polytopes from Clifford Algebras. Acadamia.edu
About Klee Irwin
Klee Irwin, www.KleeIrwin.com, continues to help fund a variety of companies and organizations including Singularity University (where he is an associate founder), Change.org, Scanadu, Moon Express, and others. He is also the founder and CEO of Irwin Naturals, and the founder and director of the non-profit research lab Quantum Gravity Research (QGR) www.QuantumGravityResearch.org.
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SOURCE Klee Irwin; Quantum Gravity Research Lab