The study of a world so small, we can’t see it – even with a light microscope. That world is the field of nanotechnology, the realm of atoms and nanostructures. (How stuff works)
Christchurch is playing host to a Nanotechnology Festival. It includes a range of interesting events. The University of Canterbury website has full details, and bookings for the Don Eigler and Kim Hill events (they are free to attend, but require booking).
- Don Eigler, IBM, USA, “Playing with atoms” – Wednesday 1 September
Don is a pioneer of nanotechnology and the winner of the 2010 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience.
- Kim Hill hosts “A big discussion about small things” – Wednesday 8 September
Views on nanotechnology from across the spectrum of scientists, Maori, government regulators, and more.
- The Art of Nanotechnology – Wednesday 11 August to Friday 10 September
An exhibition at Our City O-Tautahi featuring intriguing nanotechnology images, and art inspired by nanotechnology.
- Nanotechnology at Science Alive – from 28 August
The science behind nanotechnology, with a Christchurch flavour.
If you want to know more about nanotechnology, there’s a range of Nanotechnology material (non-fiction and fiction) at Christchurch City Libraries. How Stuff Works has a useful explanation on what nanotechnology is all about.