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Public Lecture and Pub - Nanotechnology - Hype, Fear and Reality

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

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  • Michael F.

    Just thought I should say as the speaker, I'm promised the problem with the doors was a one-off.

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make this now as i've just realised i have a dentist appointment. A little disappointed to be missing this but looking forward to the future ones.

    November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello.... It really sounds a great plan. Can I get some more info on it? I have a class till 5 at University Park Campus at Engineering building. Could You guide me how to get there and can somebody share their contact details?

    November 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      sure, thanks!

      November 20, 2013

    • Joanne

      The map has now been updated to show the location.

      November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    They are also hosting public Lectures on Identity, starting tomorrow November 20th with "Clone Stories".

    November 19, 2013

  • Neil

    Looking forward to this with it being to do with robotics and technology interested in if humans could be interactive with people in terms of making things they do easier/ some developments have been made all ready i beleive

    November 19, 2013

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