A talk open to anyone who wishes to attend. The level will be suitable for A level students up to physics graduates.
The specific location is lecture theatre MAB 221 in Ashcroft Building, Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ.
Refreshments will be available from 6.30pm.
The speaker is Dr Mark Baxendale of QMUL, where he is Reader in Nanotechnology.
Dr Baxendale will explain what is special about what has become known as the nanoscale – the scale corresponding to that of large molecules - and address the questions of how and why we would like to make useful things on this scale. Humans have been producing nanotechology for millennia without knowing it. We will look at some examples to see how we can use the principles that ancient people unknowingly uncovered and that the evolutionary process has selected to make useful things for the future.
Registration is not essential, but would be helpful to assess likely attendance.