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Christopher K.
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Nanotechnology

Post by Christopher K. » August 2nd, 2014, 3:51 pm

Nanotechnology is the investigation of matter at the scale of one to one hundred nanometers.

Until 24 October the National Geographic special publication 100 Discoveries that Changed the World will be on sale. The one hundred chosen by Hector Sierra, Barbara Brownell Grogan, John MacKethan and the rest of the publication's staff are divided into four general groupings--"The Power of Information", "Engineering the Body", Invisible Forces" and "This World and Others". One entry listed is nanotechnology, with its birth of December 1959. In that month Richard Feynman gave a speech entitled "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom"; in that speech he described the ability to place the whole of the Encyclopedia Britannica on a pinhead using very small tools and machines. (Also, a branch of nanotechnology called nanolithography has its own entry in 100 Discoveries....

For several years LSU's Center for Computation and Technology has hosted a NanoDays event in the spring at the Highland Road Park Observatory. The event is overseen by Dr. Juana Moreno.

More information:
http://www.daviddarling.info/encycloped ... ology.html
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Re: Nanotechnology

Post by Christopher K. » August 28th, 2017, 2:56 pm

Václav Janiš, visiting from the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, will present a colloquium entitled "Nanodevices: A Window to the Realm of Quantum Physics" on Thursday 31 September at 3:30pm in 109 Nicholson. Dr. Juana Moreno will serve as hostess.

More information:
https://www.lsu.edu/physics/colloquia-s ... oquium.php

About Professor Janiš:
http://www.fzu.cz/~janis/

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Re: Nanotechnology

Post by Christopher K. » February 1st, 2018, 4:31 pm

The applications of nanotechnology are far-reaching and sometimes quite surprising. Dr. David Young will give a lecture on Saturday 24 February at 6:15pm. He will focus on the attempts to use this science to improve the performance of thermoelectric materials! The talk has no admission fee and is aimed at a general adult audience.

About Professor Young:
https://www.lsu.edu/physics/people/faculty/young.php

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