Science of Nanoscale Systems and their Device Applications
Science of Nanoscale Systems and their Device Applications
2004 NSEC Events

  

December 17, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
Harvard University, Pierce Hall, Room 209
NSEC Lecture and Condensed Matter and Applied Physics Colloquium:
Hybrid IC / Microfluidic Chips for the Manipulation of Biological Cells
Hakho Lee
Harvard University
Saturday, December 11, 2004, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Harvard University Holiday Lecture: A Playground of Polymers: From Strings & Worms to Bouncing Balls & Glowing Goo
Harvard University Science Center, Lecture Hall B
A science presentation for kids and adults (recommended for ages 10 and up).This interactive presentation is modeled on a famous set of lectures first given to children a century ago as part of the Royal Institution Christmas lectures in London. Experiments and demonstrations will highlight the intriguing and varied properties of natural and man-made poymers.

December 11, 2004, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Harvard University Holiday Lecture: A Playground of Polymers: From Strings & Worms to Bouncing Balls & Glowing Goo
Harvard University Science Center, Lecture Hall B
A science presentation for kids and adults (recommended for ages 10 and up).This interactive presentation is modeled on a famous set of lectures first given to children a century ago as part of the Royal Institution Christmas lectures in London. Experiments and demonstrations will highlight the intriguing and varied properties of natural and man-made polymers.
More information: http://www.eduprograms.deas.harvard.edu/

December 6, 2004, 4:15 p.m.
Room 250, Jefferson Lab, Harvard University
NSEC Lecture and Harvard Physics Colloquium
Feeling the Magnetism of Individual Spins: Recent Results from Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy, Daniel Rugar
IBM Almaden Research Center
Abstract: Is it possible to build a microscope that can look below surfaces and image molecules and materials with atomic resolution in three dimensions? Such a microscope would revolutionize structural molecular biology and be an important tool for nanoscale science and technology. Magnetic resonance force microscopy (MRFM) is an attempt to address this "holy grail" of microscopy. In this talk, we describe the basic principles of MRFM and discuss recent results that demonstrate the detection of an individual electron spin buried within a silica sample. We review various innovations that set the stage for single spin detection, including ultrasensitive force detection and novel spin manipulation techniques. We also discuss using MRFM for real-time control of spin fluctuations, and consider some of the challenges remaining before 3D atomic imaging and real-time quantum state readout can be realized.

December 2, 2004
NNIN Presents "Nanosafe": A Workshop on Environmental Health and Safety in Nanotechnology Research
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
http://snf.stanford.edu/Links/Nanosafety.html

November 18 - 21, 2004
National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference: Designing Nanostructures at the Interface between Biomedical and Physical Systems
Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center, Irvine, CA
http://www.nationalacademies.org

November 6, 2004
Fifth Nanomaterials Symposium
Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College
For a full list of internationally acclaimed speakers, or to register please visit http://thayer.dartmouth.edu/other/nanomaterials/symposium.shtml

October 25 - 26, 2004
Frontiers of Nanoscale Science and Nanotechnology
A workshop on: Coherent Electronics, Quantum Information Processing, and Quantum Optoelectronics
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

October 25 - 26, 2004
Frontiers in Nanoscale Science and Technology
A workshop on: Coherent Electronics, Quantum Information Processing, and Quantum Optoelectronics
Harvard University
Download Abstracts (pdf)

October 25 - 26, 2004
NanoMedicine Summit 2004
Presented by The Cleveland Clinic, MBNA Conference Center, Cleveland, Ohio
http://www.nanomedicinesummit.org/

October 5 - 7, 2004
NANO Commerce 2004: Partners, Products and Strategy
Hyatt Regency, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois
www.nanocommerce2004.com

September 5 - 10, 20042nd Nanoforum Summer School: Molecular Self-Assembly: Biometrics as a Route to Novel Products and Processes– RIPS
University of Cambridge Nanoscience Centre
This five-day school is essential for any post-graduate or post-doctoral researcher who wants to learn about cutting edge developments and techniques in molecular self-assembly and biomimetics. The school has been designed to have a blend of seminars and practical classes (which will be held in the laboratories of the Nanoscience Centre) with ample opportunity for participants to discuss and learn from world-class scientists. Rates include full-board at Robinson College.
More information: http://www.nano.org.uk/

August 12 - 14, 2004
US-Korea Conference: Symposium on Nanostructure Science and Technology
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
First Call for Papers: Topics of particular interest include: novel fabrication techniques, quantum transport & phenomena, optical properties, and new device concepts.
Download call for papers in microsoft word or pdf format

August 4 - 5, Seminar Series
REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) participants
Agenda (PDF)

July 21 - 25, 2004
The 10th International Conference on Information
Systems Analysis and Synthesis: ISAS 2004 and
International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications: CITSA 2004
Sheraton World Resort, Orlando, Florida
http://www.infocybernetics.org/citsa2004/WebSite/Default.asp

June 28 - July 30, 2004
Ecole de Physique Les Houches Summer School - Session LXXXI, Nanoscopic Quantum Transport
Les Houches is a resort village in the Chamonix valley in the French Alps. The Physics School is affiliated with Université Joseph Fourier of Grenoble and Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, and is supported by the Ministère de la Jeunesse, de l'Education Nationale et de la Recherche, by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and by the Direction des Sciences de la Matière du Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA/DSM).
Established in 1951, the Physics School is located in a group of chalets surrounded by meadows and woods, at an altitude of 1150 m facing the Mont-Blanc range, a very favourable environment for intellectual activity in ideal surroundings for hiking, mountaineering and sight seeing.
Application Deadline: March 6, 2004.
More information: http://w3houches.ujf-grenoble.fr/ete-81/poster-summer-81.html

June 27 - August 27, 2004
Research in Industrial Projects for Students - RIPS
A summer program for undergraduates at UCLA's Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics. RIPS creates teams of 3-5 undergraduates paired with faculty mentors and industry liaisons whose goal is to solve real-world industrial problems.
More information: http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/rips2004/

June 14 - July 9, 2004
Computing Beyond Silicon Summer School
An intensive 4-week introduction to molecular, biomolecular, and quantum computing. Undergraduates with an interest in computer science, physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, and mathematics are encouraged to apply. Caltech will provide housing, meals, and travel stipend.
Application Deadline: February 23, 2004
More information: http://www.cs.caltech.edu/cbsss/

May 24 - June 11, 2004
Spring College on Science at the Nanoscale
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
Trieste, Italy
http://agenda.ictp.trieste.it/smr.php?1564

May 23 - May 27, 2004
Beijing - TEDA 2004 Scanning Probe Microscopy, Sensors and Nanostructures
Beijing, China
http://spm2004.icas.tju.cn/

May 20 - 21, 2004
Frontiers in Materials and Nanoscience Workshop
Frontiers in Materials and Nanoscience: Innovation and Collaboration
Harvard University
The Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences (DEAS) will sponsor a Third Frontiers in Materials and Nanoscience Workshop at Harvard University in May, 2004.

April 23, 2004, 2 p.m.
NSEC Seminar
Dragomir Davidovic
School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Spin-dependent Quantum Interference Effects in Granular Systems
Abstract: We describe measurements of quantum effects on conductance of nanometer scale granular gold bridges. The nominal mean free path in these devices is much shorter than the Fermi wavelength, leading to unique quantum interference effects. In particular, the conductance fluctuations with magnetic field are based on electron-spin, not the Aharonov-Bohm effect. In addition, spin-orbit scattering is greatly suppressed relative to that in homogeneous metals, which we explain by the granularity.

April 19, 2004
Harvard Physics Colloquium
NSEC Lecture

Professor Angela Belcher
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

March 31 - April 2, 2004
3rd Annual National Nanotechnology Initiative:
From Vision to Commercialization,
Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC

March 19, 2004
NSEC Lecture and Condensed Matter and Applied Physics Colloquium
Professor Lieven Vandersypen
Department of NanoScience
Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)

March 17 - 19, 2004
Nano Tech 2004
Nanotech Exhibition and Trade Show
Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)
Tokyo, Japan
http://www.ics-inc.co.jp/nanotech/index_e.html

March 17, 2004, 2:30 p.m.
Room 250, Jefferson Lab, Harvard University
NSEC Lecture and Condensed Matter and Applied Physics Colloquium
Spin Qubits in GaAs Nanostructures
Professor Daniel Loss
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Basel, Switzerland
Condensed Matter and Applied Physics Colloquium
co-sponsored by NSEC and the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard

March 7 - 11, 2004
Nanotech 2004
Boston Sheraton Hotel & Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA
http://www.nanotech2004.com/

March 8, 2004, 4:15 p.m.
NSEC Lecture
Professor David Awschalom
Director, Center for Spintronics and Quantum Computation
Department of Physics
University of California, Santa Barbara

March 1, 2004, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Peer Instruction Workshop for Science and Math Teachers at Harvard University
Location: Harvard University, 209 Pierce Hall,
29 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
In this workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the “class” in which Peer Instruction is demonstrated, discuss several models for implementing the technique into the classroom, and learn about available teaching resources.
Click here to download a flyer in pdf format.

February 17, 2004
1:00 p.m., Maxwell Dworkin G135
NSEC Lecture
Control of Exchange Interaction in a Double Dot System
Dr. Michael Stopa
Senior Theorist, Japan Science and Technology Corporation
Tarucha Mesoscopic Correlation Project, ERATO-JST, Japan

February 13, 2004 rescheduled for Wednesday, March 17, 4:00 p.m.
Pierce Hall, Room 209, Harvard University
NSEC Lecture and Condensed Matter and Applied Physics Colloquium
Spin Qubits in GaAs Nanostructures
Professor Daniel Loss
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Basel, Switzerland
Condensed Matter and Applied Physics Colloquium
co-sponsored by NSEC and the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard

  

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