Why Nanoscience is Sweet: from Swords to Solar Energy

When: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Where: EL, Frost Lounge
Speaker: J. Murray Gibson
Organization: Founding Dean of the College of Science, Northeastern University
Sponsor: PRISM

A nanometer is the distance your fingernail grows in a second. It is pretty small–so why the hype? We’ll talk about why and how nanoscience opens up new horizons for creative stuff from lighter and stronger aircraft wings to hypothetical idiots (carrying all human knowledge on a device the size of your fingernail) or cheap solar cells that could solve the energy problem.