The unambiguous discovery of a Wigner crystal relied on a novel technique for probing the insides of complex materials.
About the author
Karmela Padavic-Callaghan is a physics writer and an educator. Her writing has appeared in Wired, Scientific American, Physics World and New Scientist and she teaches physics and mathematics at Bard High School Early College in Manhattan. She earned her Ph.D. in physics from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2019. Karmela lives in Brooklyn, New York, and when she is not teaching or writing she is a committed runner and a vegan cook.