Seeing Atoms: Our World at the Nanoscale


Rutherford Physics Building Keys Auditorium, 3600 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T8, CA

Our public lecture series is free and everyone is welcome. Join us and learn about fantastic cutting-edge research. No prior knowledge needed! Starting at 7 pm sharp at the Keys Auditorium!

A public talk by Megan Cowie from McGill University.

The material world around us, from nectarines to nanotubes, from snowflakes to superconductors, is made up of atoms. But what are atoms, really? This knowledge is the culmination of a spectacular journey, from ancient natural philosophy to the prowess of modern science. Now, we are in an unprecedented position: For the first time in our history, we can manipulate atoms to build nano-scale technology, and exploit the unique and fascinating properties of the ultra-small. In fact, nanotechnology has already begun to shape our everyday lives. But how does this spectacular journey end? Are we doomed to a future dominated by 'nanorobots'?

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