Nanotechnology and the environment
11 February 2008
Nobel Laureate Heinrich Rohrer will deliver a talk in the Vice-Chancellor's public lecture series this Thursday, 14 February, in the Great Hall.
Dr Rohrer, a Swiss physicist, will discuss the uses of nanotechnology in sustaining our environment. Nanotechnology refers to the study of atomic and molecular matter, and over the past three centuries, this field of applied science has resulted in some extraordinary technical advances. Dr Rohrer will explain the potential impact of using nanotechnology to reduce energy consumption.
Dr Rohrer, who currently works at IBM Research, was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics for his design of the scanning tunnelling microscope. The microscope allows viewers to explore surfaces at an atomic level, paving the way for nanotechnology to become easier, faster, and more accessible.
Contact: Lauren Smelcher
Phone: 02 9351 7595