How small can you get? Entering and defining the Nano world

Public lecture by Professor Paul O'Brien FRS as part of the Manchester Science Festival

Event details

In this lecture we explore all ‘Things Nano’. Professor Paul O'Brien reveals the origins and definitions of nanoscience and nanotechnology, addressing the so called ‘Bottom-up’ and ‘Top-down’ approaches. Discover current examples of nano-synthesis and discuss the ideas influencing our perceptions of the area, as well as the potential importance of technologies based on nano-dimensional objects.

Attending this event

This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. For further information on the venue, please visit the website. This event is part of the Manchester Science Festival.

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How small can you get? Entering and defining the Nano world

Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.

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