Nanotechnology in Christchurch

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).

Events include:

  • 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.

One thought on “Nanotechnology in Christchurch

  1. Marion 13 August 2010 / 9:06 am

    I find it hard to get my head around the concept of nanotechnology but a good place to read about the latest developments are magazines like Wired and Scientific American

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