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Subject: Myths of Nanotechnology
From: Olle Blomqvist <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:09:48 +0200
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Unravelling the Myths of Nanotechnology
KTH proudly presents an open seminar with professor Peter J. Dobson, UK.
At 15:00, Tuesday May 9, 2006, KTH, Hall B2, Brinellvägen 23
 
The Myths about nanotechnology are probably better known to the public, largely because of some successful fiction and the coverage in 'Headliners' in the media. The topic itself is not really as new as some believe. But it is the culmination of a great deal of scientific research in the past hundred years, that has combined with a new spirit of interdisciplinary thinking that is making this topic exciting to the public, business and entrepreneurs.
 
This seminar, witch is open for the general public, will define the scope of nanotechnology, explain how science is developing a cross-discipline approach and using this to develop both new technologies and, more significantly become a 'solution provider' to everyday problems.  The success stories will range from improved sunscreens, to better medical diagnosis and treatment, to improved air and water quality and energy usage.
 
To find out the basis of nanotechnology, visit <http://www.begbroke.ox.ac.uk/nanotech> 
 
Professor Peter J. Dobson is the Academic Director, Oxford University Begbroke Science Park. 1996 he was appointed to professor at the Queen's College, Oxford. In 1999 he spun-off a company, now called Oxonica, that specializes in making nanoparticles for a wider range of applications from sunscreens to fuel additives and bio-labels.
 
For more information contact professor K.V.Rao 08 790 7771 <mailto:[log in to unmask]>   
 

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