Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Learn about Nanoscience at UCSD! / Nano: Too Small To Ignore

Michael Sailor will be giving a talk "Too Small to Ignore: Why is Nano Different?" at the Science & Engineering library on Thursday May 20 (a week from this Thursday).

All the details are on the Science & Engineering library blog.

When? Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Where? Science & Engineering Library, which is in UCSD Geisel Library on the UCSD campus.

This sounds like a really interesting talk, especially since it's going to be geared to a general audience. BTW, CNN recently covered some research from the Sailor Lab in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego. He is also affiliated with two engineering departments here in the Jacobs School: Bioengineering and NanoEngineering.

Below is the first paragraph from the promo materials for this lecture.

An increasing number of the products we encounter in our daily lives contain nanomaterials, and even more “conventional” products are made using nanotechnology. What is it about a nanomaterial that makes it different, what is the promise of the emerging field of nanotechnology, and what are the dangers? Professor Sailor, a world-renowned expert in nanotechnology, will provide a general lecture on these issues, providing examples from the fields of medicine, consumer products, and environmental sciences. (photo: Michael Sailor)

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