Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Nanotechnology: Small is Beautiful - February 23, 2012

Mark Ratner was one of the first scientists to begin seriously thinking and writing about the potential social and ethical implications of nanotechnology. We would recommend attending this talk! 

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology presents:

Nanotechnology: Small is Beautiful

When: Thursday, February 23, 2012; 5:00pm Registration & Reception; 6:00pm Program

Where: Northwestern University, Hughes Auditorium, 303 East Superior, Chicago, downtown campus

·         Mark A. Ratner, PhD., Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and CoDirector, Initiative for Sustainability and Energy, Northwestern University and
·         Milan Mrksich, PhD., Henry Wade Rogers Professor, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

Abstract: Nanoscale materials have a great potential for positive societal impact. For example synthesized nanoscale materials and systems can be used to create innovative applications and technologies that solve problems in the biological and medical sciences. This program will highlight the essentials of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology including its history, societal importance and future implications and will discuss the interplay between nanoscale structures, properties and functions.

Fees: $10 Advance Registration / $15 Door / $5 Student

General Info: Please visit for detailed program description and registration. Discounted parking will be made available at the 222 E. Huron St. garage.

Also, be sure to check out CSEP's NanoEthicsBank for more material on the social and ethical implications of nanotechnology.

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