Part of the 'Science Public Lecture Series' hosted by the University of Nottingham's Physics and Astronomy Department.
Nanotechnology - Hype, Fear and Reality
Dr Mike Fay
University of Nottingham Nanotechnology Centre
A brief history of nano – which goes back further than you might think – and where we are now. A story that includes scientists, futurologists, hucksters, terrorists, politicians, the media, and everyone else. Alongside the genuine excitement in the possibilities, nanotechnology has also come with the unwelcome accompaniment of a great deal of both hype and alarmism. How much is the reality swamped by the Hollywood plot device, and what does it tell us about the link between science and the public?
B1, Physics Building, University Park, Nottingham (Near the QMC hospital)
No admission charge or booking required. Free onsite parking.
We will meet at 5.45 pm in the foyer and head up for 6pm. Following the lecture we can head to one of two places - the SU bar on campus or the Rose & Crown on Derby road. Please note the Rose & Crown operate pay and display parking, but the fee is refunded from any purchase